Applicant Information

The online application form tracks applicants by email address. Therefore, you are a new Historic Preservation grant applicant if you have not submitted an online Historic Preservation  grant application using your email address even if your organization has previously submitted an paper application. These instructions apply to all applicants for the FY23 cycle as the application has moved online and is no longer submitted via mail or email.

Do not wait until the day of the deadline to start the application. It is recommended that you start your application by March  so you have time to ask questions and troubleshoot if needed.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you type your application into a Word document and save it on your own computer and then copy and paste your answers into the online form. By doing this, you will be sure to have a record of your grant application. There are character count limits for each response that include spaces and punctuation.

You can submit an application without creating an account; however, this method requires you to complete your application in one sitting.

To save your work and come back at a later time, you must create an account and be signed in to save your work.

To create an account:

  • Click the "Sign In" button at the top right of the webpage in the blue toolbar.
  • A sign in window will appear.
  • Enter your email address and a password.
  • Click "Create Profile."
  • Follow prompts to create your profile.
  • You will receive a validation email and must follow the instructions in the email to validate your account.
  • After validating your account, the sign in screen will appear. Sign in.
  • Once signed in, click "My Applications" in the upper left toolbar and select "Form Center."
  • Select "Historic Preservation Grant Application FY23" to begin your application. (On returning visits, select your application from the "In Progress" option on the Forms page.)
  • After reading the requirements and checking the "Requirements & Criteria Verification" box, you may begin the application.
  • Once you are logged in and actively filling out the grant application, use the "Save Progress" button to save your work.
  • DO NOT use the "Sign in to Save Progress" button to login after you have already created an account as this will create multiple applications within your account.
  • Submit your application after you have completed it and have uploaded the required documents.

Required Documents

The following documents are required for the Historic Preservation grant application:

  • Project Budget Worksheet
  • Property Condition Form (for structural projects only)
  • Proof of non-profit status
  • Organizations IRS 990 (or 990-N or 990-EZ) or W9
  • Property photos if submitting an application that involves preserving or restoring a structure or building.
  • Organizational Finance Report
  • Bylaws
  • Disposition of Assets Plan