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Applications Being Accepted for Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

Thursday January 9th, 2020
Upcoming PHMC webinar explains guidelines and application process
Townships with historic resources that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places may apply for a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Applications are due March 2.
The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania.
Townships that would like to learn more may register for a free webinar January 22 at 2 p.m. Click here to register online. The recorded webinar will be available on PHMC's YouTube channel after January 24.
Two types of grants are available:
Planning grants fund planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities. These may include municipal planning initiatives focusing on historic resources or may be used to meet building or project-specific planning goals. Project grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and require a 50% match.
Construction grants fund rehabilitation, preservation, and restoration activities for publicly accessible historic resources that are under nonprofit or government ownership. Grants range from $5,000 to $100,000 and require a 50% match.
Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and are contingent upon availability of funds. Applications must be submitted through the state's Single Application for Assistance
For more information, go to the grants and funding page on PHMC's website. Townships may also call Karen Arnold at (717) 783-9927 or email