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. The next funding round will be announced in June 2019.
- 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. The pre-application period closed on April 1, 2019 and the next round will be announced in June 2019.
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. Call Circuit Rider, Brad Schide 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 National Trust for Historic Preservation’s grant program for small towns is accepting applications until 5/1.
From January through March 2019, the Connecticut Trust awarded six Circuit Rider mini-grants across five counties.
The Hartford Courant credits CT Trust’s matching grant with jump-starting preservation of an 1806 Cape.