Grants

Contact
Carole Moore, tax incentives & grants coordinator
carole.moore@dnr.state.ga.us or 404-651-5566

Historic Preservation Fund grants for Certified Local Governments
Georgia Heritage grant
other grant programs and projects 

Historic Preservation Fund grants for Certified Local Governments
The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grant program is appropriated annually from Congress through the National Park Service to the states. HPD reserves 10 percent of each year's appropriation for grants to Certified Local Governments (CLGs) . The 60/40 matching grants enable cities, towns, and rural areas to undertake projects that aid in the preservation of historic properties.  Read the Historic Preservation Fund Grant fact sheet.

FFY 2014 HPF grant cycle

Due to the weather state of emergency situation in Georgia on January 28-30, which resulted in many local governments being closed, HPD has extended the postmark deadline for FFY2014 HPF Grant Applications from Monday, February 3, to Wednesday, February 5.

Grant awards will be announced in April 2014. Projects may begin in April/May 2014, and must be completed by September 30, 2015. If you have questions about the grant program or application process, please contact Tax Incentives & Grants Coordinator Carole Moore at 404-651-5566 or at carole.moore@dnr.state.ga.us.

Application Cover Memo

Survey & Planning Criteria
Survey & Planning Application Instructions
Survey & Planning Application pdf Word

Predevelopment & Development Criteria

Predevelopment Application Instructions
Predevelopment Application pdf Word

Development Application Instructions
Development Application pdf Word

 

Guidance for National Register nominations
Example Scope of Work for a National Register District Nomination
Georgia Historic Resources Survey guidelines
Example Scope of Work for Historic Resources Surveys
Elements to include on an HPC website
 
All grant-assisted preservation work must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archaeology and Rehabilitation of Historic Properties.

Read our Architectural Technical Assistance articles.

FFY 2013 HPF grant cycle
The following seven Georgia communities received a federally funded grant to conduct historic preservation projects which began in April 2013 and must be completed by September 30, 2015.

  • City of Athens - $11,100 for a conditions assessment and tree assessment for the Oconee Hill Cemetery.
  • City of Augusta/Richmond County - $12,000 for phase 2 of the Summerville historic resources survey.
  • City of Avondale Estates - $9,600 for phase 2 of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Brunswick - $6,000 for interpretative/educational signage for the recently discovered and archaeologically-documented Colonial-era Wright Square Burial Ground.
  • City of Dublin - $10,800 for phase 1 of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Rome - $13,800 for plaster repair, paint analysis, and exterior painting for the Chieftains Museum, a National Historic Landmark and an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
  • City of Washington - $16,276 for window repair for the North Alexander School, designed by noted architect R.H. Hunt and built in 1897.

FFY 2012 HPF grant cycle
The following ten Georgia communities received a federally funded grant to conduct historic preservation projects which began in April 2012. 

  • City of Atlanta - $10,500 for phase 1 of a downtown mid-20th-century historic resources survey.
  • City of Avondale Estates - $11,500 for phase 1 of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Chickamauga - $4,200 for phase 1 of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Cordele - $6,000 for design guidelines for the Gillespie-Selden historic district.
  • City of Decatur - $10,900 for a National Register nomination for its northeast residential neighborhood.
  • City of Gainesville - $9,000 for residential and commercial design guidelines.
  • City of Jefferson - $1,200 for a historic preservation commission website.
  • City of Savannah - $12,000 for phase 1 of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Thomasville - $1,870 for a ground penetrating radar survey of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
  • City of Tifton - $20,000 for phase two of a preservation plan for the historic Myon Hotel.


Georgia Heritage grant
Due to the ongoing budget constriction, Georgia Heritage grants may not be available during state fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014).

During the 1994 Legislative Session, the Georgia General Assembly initiated appropriations for grant funding for the preservation of historic properties in Georgia. Since that time, the Georgia Heritage Grant Program, administered through the Historic Preservation Division (HPD), has provided seed money for the preservation of historic properties and archaeological sites throughout the state. The Program offers matching funds on a statewide competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations for the preservation of Georgia Register-eligible historic properties. Currently, this grant program is funded solely from preservation license plate sales revenue.

Read the Georgia Heritage Grant Program fact sheet for more information.

All grant assisted preservation work must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archaeology and Rehabilitation of Historic Properties.

Read our Architectural Technical Assistance articles.

On the Road Again! For Georgia Heritage Grants - January 2011

Georgia Heritage Grant to Tybee Theater is Catalyst for More Funding - September 2010

Tybee Theater completes Phase 1 of project funded by license plate - January 2010
 

Other grant programs and projects

Cemetery grant projects funded by HPD

Heritage Tourism grants
In 2011, HPD has partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Fox Theatre Institute to offer a new, one-time grant program for historic theaters. The purpose of this grant program is to assist local communities in promoting their historic theaters through heritage tourism.  Heritage tourism is a visitor encounter with the local customs, traditions, arts, history, sites, and culture that authentically represent a particular place.  Eligible projects included research and documentation; interpretation and public information; advertising and marketing; workshops and training; special events; and signage. Bricks and mortar projects were not eligible for this program.  The reimbursable grant funds are 50% state/50% local match and were awarded on a competitive basis. 

The five projects began in July 2011 and were completed in September 2012:
The Statesboro Arts Council--$2,500 for a puppet show history of Bulloch County at the Averitt Center for the Arts
The President Theatre, Inc.--$2,000 for a brochure, signage and marketing to promote the theater.
The City of Toccoa--$2,960 to produce a historic structure report for the Schaefer Center (formerly the Ritz Theater).
•The Springer Opera House Arts Association, Inc.--$1,715 to produce a brochure for the opera house.
The Washington Little Theater, Inc.--$825 to produce a promotional brochure and upgrade the theater’s website. .

previous heritage tourism grants administered by HPD:
Preserve America grant for Georgia's Community Landmarks - August 2009
Historic Cemetery Heritage Tourism grants - May 2009, October 2008
Preserve America grant for Cemetry Preservation - March 2008, January 2007

HPD's Preserve America grant projects - May 2010