PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES & PROJECTS IN HAWAI‘I
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation partners with other organizations to offer grants for preservation projects in Hawaii.
HHF HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS
Through a partnership between Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and Preservation Funders
PURPOSE: The preservation grants support historic preservation as a mechanism for building community, enhancing Hawaii’s sense of place, and support for improved societal relationships.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applicants that have received previous HHF preservation grants are not eligible for additional funds. Applicants are encouraged to be current members of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Deadlines are Friday, May 4 and Friday, September 7, 2018.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Rehabilitation or restoration construction projects that preserve the character-defining features of a historic building or site are eligible. Projects should demonstrate that local support and investment is in place prior to applying for the preservation grant, and the HHF preservation grant is not the sole source of funds. Following completion of the preservation project, the site or building should be used for a public or community purpose. All projects are required to follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and to commit to preserving the historic property for at least 10 years after receiving the funds. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.
- Applicant is a community-based and locally-supported non-profit organization that provides services that fill a community need. Projects on a neighbor island or in a rural community are strongly encouraged;
- The project preserves and rehabilitates a significant historic property following appropriate preservation standards, and adequate long-term preservation commitments are in place;
- Recipient receives significant additional financial and/or in-kind support from individuals, community members and other funders, with the grant funding request being part of an overall financial plan that is thorough and reasonable.
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SAM AND MARY COOKE PRESERVATION FUND FOR HAWAI‘I
Through a partnership between Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
PURPOSE: The Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawaii helps preserve and enhance historic places in Hawai’i for future generations.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applicants that have received previous National Trust financial assistance are eligible provided that all grant requirements are current. Applicants are required to be Organizational Level Forum members or National Main Street Network members of the National Trust. Applicants are encouraged to be current members of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Grants from the Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawai’i are awarded to preserve historic places in Hawai’i. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, with the annual amount of grants totaling about $15,000. Grants awards may be made for activities and projects such as:
- Obtaining the services of consultants with expertise in the areas such as archaeology architecture, planning, engineering, economics, law, fundraising, organizational development, media relations, and education
- Sponsoring preservation conferences and workshops
- Designing and implementing innovative preservation educations programs
- Designing, producing, and marketing printed materials or other media communications to advance historic preservation
- The acquisition of historically significant land and/or buildings
- The purchase of perpetual easements
- Restoration, rehabilitation, stabilization, and preservation of designated historic sites and structures, including bricks-and-mortar construction and work to preserve archaeological sites
Applicants must be capable of matching the grant amount dollar-for-dollar. A cash match is required and can come from private or public sources, or from income earned from registration fees or fundraising activities. For the list of other conditions, see the grant guidelines.
The Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawaii uses the same application as the National Trust Preservation Fund. Projects Located in Hawai’i will automatically be considered for this fund. http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding/grant-seekers/specialprograms/cooke-fund
For more information about General Preservation Funds through the National Trust for Historic Preservation click on this link
Kamakahonu, final residence of King Kamehameha I, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES GRANTS
PURPOSE: The Federal Save America’s Treasures grants program began in 1999 for the Save America’s Treasures program and helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations of Americans. Since 1999, there have been almost 4,000 requests for funding totaling $1.54 billion. In response to these requests, $315,152,000 was awarded to 1,287 recipients.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit organizations, units of state or local government, educational institutions, Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian Organizations, federal agencies funded by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies with the exception of the National Park Service (NPS), historic properties and collections associated with active religious organizations. Deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant historic collections and properties. Collections include artifacts, museum collections, documents, sculptures, and other works of art. Properties include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures, and objects.
All projects must be nationally significant. This means that the proposed grant project concerns resources that are:
listed as a National Historic Landmark; or listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance; or a collection of national significance. Resources must be either individually listed as a National Historic Landmark or contributing to a National Historic Landmark district. Resources must be either individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance or contributing to an historic district that is listed in the National Register for national significance. Collections projects must describe and document the national significance of the collection. If you are unsure if your property is listed at the national level of significance, contact the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office. Unlisted properties are not eligible for this funding program. Properties must be listed prior to the grant application deadline, without exception.
Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
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Click here to view a list of previously funded Save America’s Treasures projects.