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Have Historic Resources? Apply for a Preservation Grant

Monday January 15th, 2018
‚ÄčThe Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from local governments and nonprofit organizations for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.
The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and community revitalization. The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund. A total of $1.5 million has been set aside for this program.
Two categories of grants – project and construction – are available for historic resources in Pennsylvania listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants may apply for only one type of grant.
Project grants are available for planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities. Project grant applications may include municipal planning initiatives focusing on historic resources or may be used to meet building- or project-specific planning goals. Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants are available between $5,000 and $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.
Construction grants are available for rehabilitation, preservation and restoration activities for historic resources that are publicly accessible and under nonprofit or local government ownership. Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants are available between $5,000 and $100,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.
The PHMC will host two webinars about the Keystone Grant program guidelines and application process. Dates and times are:
      • Thursday, January 19, 2 p.m., and
      • Tuesday, January 24, 10 a.m.
To register, email Karen Arnold at or call (717) 783-9927.
Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and are contingent on availability of funds. Applicants are required to use the web-based electronic grant application process (eGrant).
For grant program guidelines and eGrant application instructions, visit PHMC online at, choose the "Preservation" tab at the top, and click on “Grants and Funding.”