Historic Preservation Grant Applications Now Available

The New Haven Preservation Trust is now accepting applications for small grants issued from its Historic Structures Fund.

This reimbursement program is intended to offset a fraction of the costs incurred by historic property owners in repairing or replacing unique decorative items that are central to the historic character of their properties, and that are deteriorated or missing. Examples of such features are porch columns, cast-iron fences and decorative trim. This program is not intended to cover routine repairs.

Priority in grant awards are given in this order:
• Properties in local historic districts
• Properties in national register districts
• Other historic properties

One or two grants will be awarded in the spring. The total amount available for grant awards is $6,000.

For more information, or to receive a grant application, please contact Preservation Services Officer John Herzan at 203-562-5919 or JohnHerzan@nhpt.org.

The application deadline has been extended to August 1, 2013. Grants will be awarded in September 2013.