Apply Now: Historic Preservation Grants Unveil Application Packages
Are you passionate about preserving the splendor of the past? Great news! The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is swinging open its doors to accept applications for its much-anticipated Historic Preservation Fund grant. The grant aims to breathe new life into sites that have earned their place on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. This is your golden ticket to play a part in safeguarding our state’s precious historical gems!
Dive into a Wide Range of Projects
This isn’t just about fixing up old buildings—though that’s a big part of it! The grant funds a variety of undertakings, from architectural and historical renovations to intriguing archaeological endeavors. Have a property in need of some TLC (Tender Loving Conservation)? The grant also funds acquisition and development projects aimed at restoring sites to their former glory.
Who Can Apply?
To be considered for this incredible opportunity, you’ll need to be either a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, an educational institution, or a unit of local government. The property you’re looking to improve must also be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing resource within a designated historic district.
Stringent Standards, High Rewards
While the grant offers plenty of opportunities for creative preservation, all rehabilitation activities must adhere to federal preservation standards. Typical projects eligible for funding include essential structural repairs such as masonry work, roof and gutter upgrades, window repairs, and other external improvements to protect buildings against weather-related wear and tear. Note that general remodeling, construction of new additions, landscaping, and the purchase of furniture or equipment are not covered under this grant program.
Financial Backing and Administration
The Historic Preservation Fund grants are partially financed by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund Program. The program is smoothly managed by IDNR’s Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, ensuring that projects meet the highest standards of excellence.
Don’t Miss the Deadline!
Mark your calendars, as the clock is ticking! All grant proposals need to be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 6th. Make sure to review the application instructions meticulously to get acquainted with any updated submission requirements. You can find all the information you need, including how to apply, on their website at dnr.IN.gov/historic-preservation/financial-assistance/grants/apply.
Need More Information?
If you have questions or need more details, you’re not alone. Feel free to reach out to Steve Kennedy at [email protected] or by calling 317-232-6981. Alternatively, you can contact Malia Vanaman at [email protected] or at 317-232-1648.
Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the preservation of Indiana’s rich history. Get those applications in and let’s make history together!