2018-01-09 / News

More than $300,000 in Historic Preservation Grants Available

Applications Due March 26 for Preserve New York Grants

Applications are available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York grants. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Preservation League of New York State with additional support from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

Preserve New York and the TAG program have a total of $306,678 available in 2018. This amount will be disbursed over two grant rounds, Preserve New York in the spring and TAG in the fall.

Not-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and units of local government are eligible to apply. Arts and cultural organizations are particularly encouraged to apply for support applications. Applicants cannot apply to Preserve New York and the New York State Council on the Arts for the same project.

Through its grant programs, the League has strategically invested in the rehabilitation of historic places, leveraged significant additional cash and inkind resources, and protected properties at the local, state and national level through landmark designations. These grants help the League’s growing constituency conserve, protect and use their cultural resources, and are an important catalyst in realizing community preservation goals.

Guidelines and a list of frequently asked questions are available on the League’s website at preserve-new-york. Applications are not available online. Prospective applicants must discuss their proposed project with Frances Gubler, Manager of Technical & Grant Programs at the League by calling 518-462- 5658, extension 10 or by email at The 2018 Preserve New York application deadline is March 26.

The Preservation League invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. It leads advocacy, economic development and education programs across New York State.

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