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Connecticut Historic Preservation Matching Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits to
Preserve and Restore Historic Buildings

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Foundation / Corporation

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The 1772 Foundation - Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations for the preservation of historically significant buildings. Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support projects involving exterior and surface restoration, foundation repair, and security and safety precaution systems.

The 1772 Foundation will consider the following for the 2019 Connecticut Historic Preservation Matching Grants:

- Matching grants for exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration
- Matching grants to install or upgrade fire detection, lightning protection, and security systems
- Matching grants for repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs and windows
- Matching grants for structural foundation and sill repair/replacement
- Matching grants for chimney and masonry repointing

To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the Foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177614

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 1772 Foundation has announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $15,000 will be made available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation.

Organizations also must have closed any previously awarded matching grant to be eligible to apply.

Funding will not be provided for schools or churches.

Pre-Application Information:

All organizations that wish to be considered should send a one-page letter of inquiry to the 1772 Foundation, using "1772 Foundation" in the subject line. Letters of inquiry will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

Invited applications will be due March 1, 2019.

The 1772 Foundation grants funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut