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Landmarks Capital

Grants to Washington Individuals, Businesses, Organizations,
and Local Governments to Preserve Historic Landmarks in King County

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Foundation / Corporation

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Deadline Date:

09/25/19 5:00 PM PST


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Grants to Washington businesses, individuals, organizations, and local governments to preserve official historic city landmarks in King County. Eligible projects will focus on the restoration and stabilization of historic building fabric, essential building system repairs or replacements, or the restoration of historically significant landscapes.

Landmarks Capital program supports the bricks-and-mortar projects that contribute to the region’s identity. Your project can include architectural design and engineering directly related to construction costs, materials, labor, permits, and fees.

For this particular grant, 4Culture will look to see how well your project shows the following:

- Quality: You have a long-term, sustainable plan for the landmark, and your project follows good preservation principles, as outlined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

- Public Benefit: Your project will benefit the citizens of King County through the property’s visibility, accessibility, public programming, or economic impact; or will aid in the long-term preservation and use of the landmark.

- Feasibility: You’re ready to begin the project within a year, with a qualified team, realistic budget, and credible cost estimates from experienced contractors, and you are able to complete the project on a reimbursement basis.

- Additional priorities: Your project addresses an urgent need, adds to the diversity of property types within the pool of applicants, or is not eligible for other 4Culture funding programs. 4Culture will prioritize applications from under-represented geographic areas or populations if the above criteria are met.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125438

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $30,000. Project management costs may be up to 15% of the award amount.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments that are either the owner or long-term leaseholder of a historic property in King County.

Your property must be designated as an official landmark at the city or county level, or a contributing building within a locally designated historic district. Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Place are eligible in jurisdictions without a local historic preservation ordinance.

This grant is not available to K-12 schools or school districts.

Landmarks Capital funds may not be used for property acquisition, new additions, major equipment purchases, planning and pre-development studies, general operating support, overhead costs, employee benefits, or any regular staff salaries.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Workshops make a huge difference in the success of your application. You do not have to RSVP to attend the workshops—just show up! You can also schedule a one-on-one appointment with staff to discuss your application or project ideas.

- Aug 20, 12-1pm: Bothell Library at 18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell
- Aug 22, 12-1pm: Skyway Library at 12601 76th Ave S, Seattle
- Aug 28, 12-1pm: 4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle
- Aug 29, 12-1pm: Muckleshoot Library at 39917 Auburn Enumclaw Rd SE, Auburn
- Sep 4, 12-1pm: 4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle
- Sep 5, 12-1pm: Carnation Library at 4804 Tolt Ave, Carnation
- Sep 11, 12-1pm: 4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this grant is September 25, 2019, at 5:00 PM PST. It will be approximately two months from the application deadline to when the funding decisions are announced.

First-time applicants must contact Dana Phelan to make an appointment for a site visit.

Matching funds are not required but can help to demonstrate additional support.

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:

Dana Phelan

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County