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Grants for Historic Preservation Available

Friday January 4th, 2019
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program.
Grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect historical and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and community revitalization. The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund. A total of $2.5 million has been set aside for this program, an increase of $1 million over the previous year due to continued popularity of the program.
Two categories of grants – project and construction – are available for historical resources in Pennsylvania that are listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants may apply for only one type of grant.
Project grants are available for planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities. Project grant applications may include municipal planning initiatives focusing on historical resources or may be used to meet building- or project-specific planning goals. Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants are available between $5,000 and $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.
Construction grants are available for rehabilitation, preservation, and restoration activities for historical resources that are publicly accessible and under non-profit or local government ownership. Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants are available between $5,000 and $100,000 and require a 50/50 cash match. 
Applications are due March 1, 2019. Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and are contingent on the availability of funds. Please note that all PHMC grant applications must be submitted on the commonwealth’s Single Application for Assistance system. For grant program guidelines and a program fact sheet, visit PHMC online at and click on “Grants and Funding” under the "Preservation" tab in the top navigation bar.