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Grants to Delaware Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies,
and Individuals to Preserve Historic Buildings

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Preservation Delaware - Delaware Preservation Fund

Deadline Date:

12/18/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $4,000 to Delaware nonprofits, for-profits, individuals, faith-based organizations, business partnerships, and government agencies for the preservation of historically significant properties. Proposals will be evaluated based on their ability to make a large difference for the small investment offered.

The following criteria are applied in the assessment of applications. Considerations are not limited to these criteria, and not all criteria need to be met. The Board will weigh up the various factors applying to each individual case and all decisions are at its absolute discretion.

  • Availability of funds
  • The relative historic significance of the property
  • The degree to which the resource is otherwise threatened with loss, compromise or significant deterioration
  • The geographical distribution of applications across the State
  • The extent of benefit to the surrounding neighborhood
  • Whether or not the grant will be supplemented with other funding, including the applicant’s own resources

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167282

Number of Grants:

The Fund may award one or two grants each year for up to $4,000.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most grants awarded will be for a maximum of $1,000.

In exceptional cases amounts up to $4,000 have been granted.

Generally the total cost of the project, or the component, should not exceed $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Work covered by grants awarded by the Fund must be completed within twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is especially directed to those who would not normally qualify for other forms of financial assistance. Corporations, partnerships, individuals, nonprofit and religious organizations, and governmental entities within Delaware are eligible to receive grants.

Certain categories of work are precluded because they fall outside the concept of preservation, as defined by the Secretary of the Interior’s standards. These include reconstruction of the majority of an historic structure, the making of a new building to look old, partial demolition, facade retention only, and the moving of historic structures from their historical location.

A property that has previously received a grant is not eligible for consideration for another grant until three years from the date of issue. This does not prevent a successful applicant in one year, applying for a different property in following years. Preference however, will always be given to first time applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications may be lodged at any time but the closing date for applications is Friday, December 18, at 5:00 p.m. An application received after the closing date may still be considered. On-time applications, however, will be given preference, all other things being equal.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in February.

No grant money is paid out until work is completed. Grant recipients are reimbursed for actual money spent.

The Fund will consider whether or not the grant will be supplemented with other funding, including the applicant’s own resources..

Contact Information:

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

For questions, contact:
Vince Murphy

All applications and supporting documentation should be addressed to:
Delaware Preservation Fund, Inc.
PO Box 1008
New Castle, DE 19701

P: (302) 832-0300
F: (302) 832-0139

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