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Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Municipalities for
the Preservation of Historic and Cultural Resources

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Preservation League of New York State and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Deadline Date:

10/19/20 11:59 PM EST Receipt


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Grants of up to $4,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and municipalities that manage arts and culture facilities or institutions for consulting projects that help preserve historic and cultural resources. An initial-stage application and discussion with staff are required prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support professional services of architects, engineers, and other design and preservation professionals working with qualified applicants to preserve their buildings, structures, and other resources that serve an arts or cultural function.

The applicant group may apply for short-term, discrete projects that advance the preservation of historic sites, museums, arts facilities including opera houses and theaters, and other culturally important institutions that are located in historic buildings and structures that are open to the public. These professional studies include:

  1. Building Condition Surveys
  2. Engineering/Structural Analyses
  3. Feasibility/Reuse Studies
  4. Specialized Conservation Studies

TAG will support the direct costs of carrying out the types of projects described above. These can include consultant fees, in-state travel, photography, report production costs, and other associated expenses.

While buildings do not have to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in order to qualify for the grant program, the grant review panel does consider the architectural and/or historic significance of the building, landscape or area as part of the grant application evaluation. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178742

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will not exceed $4,000 (and the total cost of the applicant’s project may not exceed $5,000).

Term of Contract:

Successful applicants must complete their project within six months of the contract date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible to apply: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing an arts/cultural facility only. Grants are available to nonprofit groups and municipalities that own or have a long-term lease on buildings that house historic sites, museums, arts facilities, and other important institutions that serve an arts or cultural purpose and are open to the public.

501c3 and municipalities in New York State may apply. Project location must be in New York State.

The applicant group must be the owner of or have at least a 6 year lease on the resource that is the subject of the TAG application.

In 2020, the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional support for nonprofit applicants in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, while funds from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area will support projects within the National Heritage Area boundary. (For map of the National Heritage Area, see Grant Coverage Areas above.)

Prior grant recipients must have successfully completed their funded project to qualify for future grants.

State agencies, groups that steward state-owned buildings, NYS-owned sites, religious institutions, school districts, and private property owners are ineligible for this program.

Structures owned by private individuals but leased by not-for-profit groups or municipalities are ineligible for this program.

TAG only funds consulting reports, not capital construction projects.

The program cannot fund architectural plans and specifications, schematic designs, or construction documents.

Grant funds cannot be used toward applicant staff time or overhead costs.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2020 submittal deadline is Monday, October 19, 2020. Application materials will be accepted only via email (see Contact Information below). Application materials that arrive after 11:59 p.m. EST on this date will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified by post within six weeks of the application deadline.

Prospective applicants must first complete a pre-application in order to receive the full application form. Upon completion and submission of this form, League staff will contact you to discuss your project and send you a TAG application form. (Please note that you first must discuss your project with Preservation League staff before you can receive an application. Applications are not available online.)

Each applicant must provide 20% of the total project cost in the form of a cash match.

Eligible groups may apply for only one project per grant cycle.

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Contact Information:

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

To access the online TAG Pre-Application form, see the URL for Full Text below.

To discuss projects with Preservation League staff prior to applying, or for any questions, contact:
518.462.5658 ext. 13

Preservation League of New York State
44 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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USA: New York City;   New York

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