Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Washington, DC individuals and nonprofit organizations for preservation and outreach projects that will enhance citizens' knowledge of mid-century modern (1933-1976) and historic religious architecture.
Funding is available for the following 4 project types related to historic sites:
1) Preservation Planning ($5,000 - $10,000) - Develop strategies for the preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of a historic property or site.
2) Research ($5,000 - $10,000) - Support for research efforts related to a historic property and site. Applicant must make a strong case for the historic significance of the building/site. Research that will support development of a nomination must demonstrate owner support.
3) Outreach & Education ($5,000-$10,000) - Development of programs or educational material related to a historic site(s) that actively engage and educate the public.
4) Bricks & Mortar ($10,000 - $50,000) - Exterior work that physically preserves a historic property. A preservation plan and/or a supporting report is strongly encouraged.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individuals and 501(c)3 organizations may apply.
Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district.
All grants require a 25% match, with the exception of Bricks and Mortar projects, which require a 100% match.
All applicants must provide a letter of support or sponsor letter with the application. The letter must be from a community organization (e.g. Ward Councilmember, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), neighborhood association, etc.).