2010 funding deadlines for historic preservation

IMPORTANT upcoming grant deadlines for preservation projects – mark your calendars! Below is a list of some key funding opportunities for historic preservation, both inside and outside 4Culture.

Preserve America
Deadline: February 12, 2010
A matching-grant program that provides planning funding to designated Preserve America Communities to support preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning. Online applications now available, visit the website for more information.

Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund
Deadline: February 16, 2010
Provides up to $2,000 to organizations involved in historic preservation around Washington State, with the goal of providing small yet meaningful amounts of money to help promote historic preservation at the community level. Examples of eligible projects include “bricks and mortar” projects for the preservation of a specific property, or to produce publications and/or interpretive elements that promote historic preservation of a specific resource. Find out more on the Washington Trust’s website.

4Culture Landmark Rehabilitation Program
Deadline: March 3, 2010
Provides funds for rehabilitation work on King County landmarks, such as construction-related planning and design, architectural and engineering expenses, materials and labor. Visit Preservation 4Culture’s website to learn more.

Federal Transportation Enhancements Program
Deadline: March 2010
Program offers funding opportunities to help expand transportation choices and experiences through activities related to surface transportation, including scenic and historic highway programs, landscaping and scenic beautification, and historic preservation. For more information click here.

Washington Heritage Capital Projects Fund
Deadline: May 2010
This fund specifically supports heritage organizations that undertake capital projects with the goal of interpreting and preserving Washington State’s history and heritage. Non-profit organizations, tribes, and local government agencies may apply. The program is run through the Washington State Historical Society, for more information about this program click here.

Save America’s Treasures
Deadline: May 2010
A national effort to protect “America’s threatened cultural treasures, including historic structures, collections, works of art, maps and journals that document and illuminate the history and culture of the United States.” Grants are awarded through a competitive process. For further information visit the program’s funding webpage.

4Culture Landmark Challenge Grants
Deadline: July 14, 2010
Program provides funding for “bricks and mortar” projects involving highly significant, designated historic properties throughout King County, Washington, including City of Seattle and Bothell. Visit Preservation 4Culture’s website to learn more.

© Platt Farm barn, Courtesy of Valorie Bordon
(2009 Landmark Rehabilitation Program Grant Recipient)