11/16/2021

Grants to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private property owners to help protect and enhance historic properties throughout the state. Funding is intended to help offset limited financial resources which may be an obstacle for the preservation and restoration of historic properties.
Three options are available:Option 1: Grants fund renovation and restoration projects that make properties eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.Eligible properties must be listed on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places or identified as non-contributing structures in a National Register District. Grant recipients may apply for Option 2 funding in subsequent years. 
Option 2: Grants are available to fund approved restoration projects for properties currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Any owner receiving Option 2 grant funds must sign and file an easement agreement before grant funds are released (see https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=6f7eb5b266&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1706492668622146945&th=17aeae0a6d080d81&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=17aeadcdfc54aa4d9931#page=12)Option 2 recipients may also re-apply for additional funding in subsequent years. Priorities for funding include correcting any structural deficiencies; keeping moisture out of the building; correcting conditions that may pose a safety hazard to the building occupants or to the building itself and; making any changes necessary to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Applicants should have a clear idea of how the building will be put into regular use after the project is completed, and should demonstrate that plans for the long-term maintenance of the property has been considered. Grant recipients are required to donate a conservation easement on the property to the agency as a way of providing for the long-term protection of this taxpayer-funded investment. Any future changes to the building that affect the exterior appearance of the building or the grounds will be reviewed by the agency to ensure the historic integrity of the property is not adversely impacted.Preference will be given to projects that are not eligible for other AHPP grants.
Option 3: Grants are available to fund approved restoration projects for cemeteries listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Preference will be given to projects that are not eligible for other AHPP grants.Work on historic properties must follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The intent of these standards is to retain as much of the original historic fabric as is possible and practical.
For eligible types of projects, see: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=6f7eb5b266&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1706492668622146945&th=17aeae0a6d080d81&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=17aeadcdfc54aa4d9931#page=8For allowable expenses, see: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=6f7eb5b266&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1706492668622146945&th=17aeae0a6d080d81&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=17aeadcdfc54aa4d9931#page=14

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