Historic Preservation Fund grant application packets available

Local Sources- Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant application packets are available for FY2023 at the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) at https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic-preservation/help-for-owners/financial-assistance/grants/

This opportunity is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund Program and is being administered by the DHPA.

There are three categories of projects: Architectural & Historical, Archaeological, and Acquisition & Development (rehabilitation). Applicants should download the appropriate application packet and read all instructions carefully. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. This is not a postmark deadline; all proposals must be received at the DHPA by the deadline.

Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or units of local government. Eligible properties must be listed in the National Register individually or as contributing resources within listed historic districts. Rehabilitation activities must meet federal preservation standards. Typical rehabilitation grant projects include roof and gutter repair or replacement, masonry rehabilitation, window repair, and other exterior measures to secure the building from water and weather. General remodeling, construction of additions, landscaping, signage, and purchase of furniture or equipment are not eligible activities under this program.

Steve Kennedy, [email protected], 317-232-6981 or Malia Vanaman, [email protected], 317-232-1648 are available to answer applicants’ questions.