Historic Structures Fund Application


The Historic Structures Fund (HSF) was established in 1985 to provide small matching grants for the preservation or restoration of noteworthy architectural features of historic buildings, sites, and monuments throughout the City of New Haven. Grants are not awarded for basic maintenance or ordinary repairs. Any person or institution that owns historic property in New Haven  in one of the Trust’s priority categories is eligible to apply for a grant. 

Historic Structures Fund Priorities:

  1. Wooster Square, Quinnipiac River and City Point local historic districts

  2. NHPT-designated New Haven Landmarks

  3. Properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Trust may make awards for resources outside of these priorities if they possess outstanding historic or architectural significance. Preference is given to low- and moderate-income residents. Non-profit organizations, be they educational, religious, or cultural, are encouraged to apply.

Funding for grants fluctuates each year. Please note that if the Trust receives applications for more funds than are available, preference will be given to projects for buildings with the greatest architectural or historical significance.

For further information contact us at info@nhpt.org.

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Important Information for Applicants

  • Fill out the form here or download and return the completed application by mail to: NHPT, PO Box 8968, New Haven, CT 06532

  • Please provide at least two photographs of the building’s exterior and a detail of the area for which funds are requested. If the restoration is part of a larger project involving plans and specifications, please include copies of those as well.

  • All work must be performed in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, which are available from the Preservation Trust.

  • All work must be completed within 12 months of award to be eligible for grant payout.

Download a PDF of the Historic Structure Fund application form →