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Carole Moore, tax incentives & grants coordinator or 770-389-7848

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.  See the Historic Preservation Fund Grant fact sheet.

FFY 2015 HPF grant cycle
Nine Georgia communities have received FFY 2015 federal subgrants totaling $88,170 from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic preservation projects. The projects began in May 2015 and will be completed by September 2016. For the FFY 2015 grant cycle, historic resources surveys and National Register nomination projects were given priority funding by the Historic Preservation Division. The nine subgrant recipients are as follows:

  • City of Albany/Dougherty County—$16,200 for phase two of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Augusta—$12,000 for phase three of a historic resources survey of the Summerville neighborhood.
  • City of Brunswick—$6,075 for a National Register nomination for the African American Dixville neighborhood.
  • City of Carrollton—$5,325 for phase one of a city-wide update to its 1989 historic resources survey.
  • City of Marshallville—$4,500 for an update to its 1990 city-wide historic resources survey.
  • McIntosh County Board of Commissioners—$11,070 for phase one of a county-wide update to its 1989 historic resources survey.
  • City of Rome—$9,000 for a preservation plan for the historic African-American Fairview School, located in Cave Spring, Floyd County.
  • City of Toccoa—$6,000 for phase one of a city-wide historic resources survey.
  • City of Tybee Island—$18,000 for an update to the 2003 city-wide historic resources survey.

Survey & Planning project criteria
Survey & Planning application instructions
Survey & Planning application

Predevelopment & Development project criteria
Predevelopment application instructions
Predevelopment application
Development application instructions
Development application

- Guidance for National Register nominations
Example Scope of Work for a National Register 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 2014 HPF grant cycle
Seven Georgia communities received federal subgrants to conduct historic preservation projects, which began in April 2014 and will be completed by September 2015. A total of $83,471 from the FFY2014 Historic Preservation Fund was awarded. The seven subgrant recipients are as follows:

  • City of Albany/Dougherty County—$15,000 for a historic resources survey in the city’s Rawson Circle and Rawson Park neighborhoods and a study for possible inclusion in an expansion of a local historic district.
  • City of Ashburn/Turner County—$17,280 for general stabilization/repair and a new roof for the historic Wesleyan Tabernacle Bunkhouse.
  • City of Atlanta/Fulton County—$20,000 for a historic context study focusing on post-WWII commercial resources in downtown Atlanta, following up on last year’s successful subgrant project for a historic resources survey of downtown Atlanta.
  • City of Avondale Estates/DeKalb County—$9,270 for stabilization and repair of Carl’s Corner, a gateway monument into the City.
  • Cobb County Board of Commissioners—$10,000 for foundation repair and stabilization of the historic Pace House in Vinings.
  • City of Dalton/Whitfield County—$10,821 for a historic resources survey of four National Register of Historic Places districts, listed over 20 years ago, for possible district expansion.
  • City of Harlem/Columbia County—$1,100 for a downtown historic district walking tour brochure/cell phone audio tour.

Georgia Heritage grant

Due to budget considerations, Georgia Heritage Grants will not be available during state fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).

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