Current Funding Opportunities
For the past 8 years, we have partnered with the 1772 Foundation to provide Historic Preservation Grants for private, non-profit organizations. In prior years, our grant programs have been supported by the State Historic Preservation Office and the Community Investment Act.
There are currently two active grant programs, for different property types and with different application deadlines:
- 1:1 matching grants of up to $15,000 will be made available for historic preservation projects for private, non-profit organizations. Letters of inquiry are due December 31, 2018. Click for details of the 2018 announcement.
- 1:1 matching grants of up to $15,000 will be made available for historic religious properties that are listed on the State Register of Historic Places. Pre-applications are due April 1, 2019. Click for details of the 2019 announcement.
Organizations that received a 1772 Foundation grant in June 2018 will find the final report form here.
Recent mini-grants were used to help with structural assessments, appraisals, and legal fees in Hamden, Hebron, Lisbon, Mansfield, New Haven, New London, Sharon, Stamford, and Willington.
Tax Credit Assistance
We partner with developers utilizing Connecticut state historic tax credits. Click here to understand how we can add value to your project.
A transaction may be structured to ensure that the Trust receives the voucher (or accept as a donation) from State Historic Preservation Office (or developer) at the end of the construction period, secures the funding from Eversource in exchange for the voucher, and either lends or grants 100% of the proceeds to the owner/LP/GP/manager, or other such mechanism that your tax counsel requires. In this way, the Trust ensures that the developer receives the full value of federal and state tax credits.
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announced it will provide $3,051,971 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations.
Funding available for professional development and learning opportunities.
Prepare your applications for our grant program, due by April 2019.