Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC)
08/18/17 4:00 PM Delivery or Postmarked by Date
Grants to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, and government agencies for the preservation of historic sites, as well as cultural art centers and museums located within historic structures. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an LOI by July 1. Funding may be requested for capital costs related to the preservation of eligible structures.
The State Preservation Grants Program was created because state lawmakers and voters recognized that many significant properties controlled by public agencies and nonprofit organizations need extensive repairs or restoration; that it is essential to preserve landmarks that embody our heritage; and that arts, culture, and civic organizations face unique challenges in updating their historic facilities for new audiences and programs.
Preserving these particular landmarks—theatres, museums, concert halls, dance spaces, art centers, public historic sites—contributes to the quality of life in Rhode Island and ensures that arts, culture, and civic facilities continue to inspire new generations. Moreover, historic preservation creates jobs, stimulates tourism, educates the public about the past, revitalizes our downtowns and neighborhoods, and combats sprawl in rural places.
The State Preservation Grants Program is a matching grant program. It promotes careful planning for the restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of a variety of historic resources around the state. Through its matching requirements, the program stimulates broader support and participation in historic preservation projects statewide.
Eligible activities are:
-Capital improvements defined as preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation expenditures that permanently improve or significantly extend the useful life of the historic building.
-Work that conforms to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Applicants with a grant project scope that involves more than one building component or system (e.g. masonry and windows, or sprinklers and handicap accessibility) are strongly encouraged to consult with an architect or historic preservation professional. These fees are also eligible for reimbursement if included in the grant project budget.
There are two levels of grant funding:
-Small Project Grants
-Large Project Grants
GrantWatch ID#: 158884
Small Project Grants:
-The minimum Entire Project cost is $12,000, and the maximum is $45,000.
-The minimum grant request is $8,000, and the maximum is $30,000.
Large Project Grants
-The minimum Entire Project cost is $45,001.
-The maximum grant request is $150,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
Old State House
150 Benefit Street
Providence, RI, 02903
USA: Rhode Island
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