NHPT Historic Structures Fund Small Grant Program

The New Haven Preservation Trust is now accepting applications for small grants issued from its Historic Structures Fund.

This reimbursement program is intended to offset a fraction of the costs incurred by historic property owners in repairing or replacing unique decorative items that are central to the historic character of their properties, and that are deteriorated or missing. Examples of such features are porch columns, cast-iron fences and decorative trim. This program is not intended to cover routine repairs. Grant awards are generally between $1,000 and $2000, and are made on a one-to-one matching basis.

Priority in grant awards are given in this order:
• Properties in Local Historic Districts
• Properties designated as Landmarks by The New Haven Preservation Trust
• Properties in National Register Districts
• Other historic properties

Any person or persons who own property in the target areas can apply for a grant. Preference is given to low- and moderate-income residents. Non-profit organizations, be they educational, religious, or cultural, are encouraged to apply.

Building owners must submit a completed application form, along with all supporting materials, to The New Haven Preservation Trust. Applications are reviewed by Trust staff, the Preservation Committee and the Executive Committee. Trust staff is available for technical assistance.

Following completion of the job, Trust staff will evaluate the work on site to verify its adherence to both the approved application and to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

For more information, or to receive a grant application, please contact Preservation Services Officer John Herzan at 203-562-5919 or JohnHerzan@nhpt.org.