Filing Date:

Generally February 1; contact your regional NTHP office for details.

Eligibility:

Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Individuals and for‐profit businesses may also apply—but only if the project for which funding is requested involves a National Historic Landmark. Applicants must be members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Forum or Main Street levels.

Description:

Assists in the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of historic interiors. Funds may be used for professional expertise, print and video communications materials and education programs.

Grant projects must begin within six months of award date. Failure to begin the project in this timeframe may result in the cancellation of the grant and you will need to reapply for funding. Any documents or plans for preservation work that result from the project must conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Funds cannot be used for building or other construction activities.

For example, the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation won $4,900 in 2012 to hire a consultant to produce an interior restoration plan for the concourse of historic Buffalo Central Terminal. The restoration plan will include drawings and plans for cleaning, repairing, refurbishing and restoring the space to return it to its 1920s appearance.

Financing:

Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000. Applicants must be capable of matching the grant dollar-for-dollar; donated materials and services are not eligible sources of a match. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application with the aid of the regional National Trust office serving their state.

Additional Details

National Trust for Historic Preservation – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund