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|Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:32 pm Post subject: Connecticut Grants
for Historic Preservation
940 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06517
(203) 562 - 6312
A sampling of 2012 Connecticut Historic Preservation Matching Grants:
Salmon Brook Historical Society's Abijah Rowe House (c. 1732), Granby
Mystic Seaport Museum's
New Shoreham Life-Saving Station (1874), Mystic
New Haven Museum's headquarters, The New Haven Colony Historical Society (1930),
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES and MUSEUMS:
The 1772 Foundation and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation have
announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $15,000 will
be made available for the following historic preservation projects: exterior
painting, security and fire detection systems, roof, porch, and window
restoration, sill and foundation repair/replacement, and chimney re-pointing.
To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants will be required
to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or
stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years.
If an appropriate plan does not exist, the foundation will consider providing
support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.
All organizations who wish to be considered should send a one-page letter of
inquiry to the Connecticut Trust for Historic
Preservation to: email@example.com and use 1772 Foundation in the subject
The letter should include: the amount of your request, the purpose of the grant
including the name and address of the historic resource for which the project
funding will be used, the matching funds you have or plan to have, the time
frame for the project completion, and ownership status (own or lease) for the
site. Also, please attach a current photo which best shows the site condition,
no more than 1.5 MB, and/or provide a web address for the site/organization.
LETTERS OF INQUIRY WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 3, 2013.
Invited full applications will be due June 7, 2013.
Not all letters of inquiry will result in an invitation to submit a full
application. We are not able to respond to all inquiries because of the volume
To be eligible to apply, organizations must have 501c3 IRS designation. Funding
will not be provided for schools or churches.
The foundation will consider the following:
· Matching grants for exterior painting, surface restoration and finishes
· Matching grants to install or upgrade security, lightning protection
and fire detection systems
· Matching grants for structural sill repair and replacement
· Matching grants for repair and repointing of foundations and chimneys
Questions regarding your project can be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit statewide
membership organization established by a special act of the State Legislature in
1975. Working with local preservation groups and individuals as well as
statewide organizations, it encourages, advocates and facilitates historic
preservation throughout Connecticut.
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting
pre-applications for the
2011 Barns Grant!
Pre-applications due January 3, 2011
Full applications due March 1, 2011
What is the Barns Grant: an historic preservation technical assistance and
granting program of the Connecticut Trust for
Historic Preservation, with funding from the Connecticut General Assembly.
The purpose of the Barns Grant: to support efforts to preserve the iconic
historic barns of Connecticut.
The Barns Grant is offered to non-profit (501c3) organizations and
municipalities and to private owners of significant barns.
Grant Awards: 2011 Barns Grants are for conditions assessments, feasibility
studies and minor stabilization projects.
Conditions Assessment: the Trust will pay 75% of costs up to $1,500.00; the
owner is responsible for the rest in cash.
In-kind match is not allowable.
Feasibility Study: the Trust will pay 75% of costs up to $1,500.00; the owner
is responsible for the rest in cash.
In-kind match is not allowable.
Stabilization: the Trust will pay 50% of costs up to $5,000.00; the owner is
responsible for the rest in cash.
All grants require a cash match. In-kind match is not allowable.
Exemplary examples of barn type or era
Projects that fill a demonstrated need and provide a clear benefit to the
Projects that involve properties eligible for or listed on the State or
National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmarks.
Location of barn in a public view-shed
Use in agriculture
Projects that serve as a catalyst for further investment.
Be a member of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Demonstrated partnerships with community or municipality encouraged
All applicants must have the ability to administer the grant, both fiscal and
All buildings need to have a conditions assessment of the building performed
Preservation/restoration/engineering/other consulting professionals must be
part of any grant request
Criteria MUST include at least 3 of the following:
*Barns over 75 years old.
*Located in a prominent public view-shed
*Demonstration of Public benefit.
*Outstanding example of type or era.
*In active agricultural use
*Listed in the local historic survey, State Register of Historic Places
and/or National Register of Historic Places.
*Barn with Scribe Rule framing, evidence of pre-1830 existence.
*Support from local historical organization and municipality. Can also
have support from local agricultural group.
How to Apply:
We are now accepting pre-applications for the 2011 BARNS GRANT.
The Trust will notify those applicants who will be asked to go forward with a
full application by January 31, 2011.
The grants will be awarded late spring/early summer of 2011.
All applicants MUST work with a member of the CT Trust staff in preparing the
The Trust will not accept full applications without CT Trust staff assistance.
Applicants MUST be members of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
Click here to join the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
For more information on Barn Grants or other historic barns initiative
programs, contact Todd Levine at email@example.com.
For questions on any of these programs or barns in general, please contact Todd
or Charlotte at 203-562-6312.
Director, Historic Barns of Connecticut
This message was sent by: The Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation, 940 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
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