Established in 1986, the State-funded Historic Preservation Grant Program helps municipalities and non-profit organizations rehabilitate and keep in active use the buildings that make up a vital part of Vermont’s historic downtowns, villages, and rural communities.

Since inception, the program has granted almost $4 million towards the preservation of 495 historic community buildings. Grants have been used to revitalize buildings such as town halls, museums, theaters, libraries, recreation centers and other municipal buildings. If your municipality or non-profit organization owns a historic property, you may be eligible to apply for a Historic Preservation Grant to assist with the cost of repairing and maintaining your building or structure.

Applications for the next round of Historic Preservation grants are due October 6, 2014 and should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Please read the 2015 Historic Preservation Grant Manual (below) for instructions on how to complete the application. You may request a paper copy of the application and manual from the Division by calling 802-828-3213 or e-mailing Debra Sayers.

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