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Historic Preservation Grant Program
Established in 1977, LPC's Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP) offers grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 for façade restoration to non-profit organizations and income-eligible owners of buildings that are located in historic districts, have earned individual landmark status, or are under consideration for landmark or historic district designation. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
Learn more about the federal CDBG program
 

Owners of buildings that are either listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places may also qualify for a HPGP grant. To find out if a building is either eligible for listing or has been listed on the register, please call the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation at (518) 237-8643.


Who qualifies?
What condition must a fa├žade be in to qualify?
What kind of work is eligible?
What criteria does the Commission consider before awarding a grant?
How to Apply for a Grant

Who Qualifies?
  • Owners and tenants who meet the federal CDBG income limits for household income
    Learn more about CDGB income limits
  • Non-profit organizations that own a designated or proposed individual or interior New York City landmark, a building located within a designated historic district, or a building listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The organization must be a charitable, scientific, educational, literary, or other entity organized under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that can demonstrate the need for financial assistance.
Federal regulations restrict the use of grant funds for buildings used for government or religious purposes.

What condition must a façade be in to qualify?
To qualify for a grant, a building's façade must meet certain criteria. Grants may be awarded for the following types of façade conditions:
  • Severe deterioration that threatens to undermine the structural integrity of the building;
  • Deterioration that threatens to damage a neighboring building in the historic district; or
  • Deterioration that threatens the architectural character of the historic district

What kind of work is eligible?
Grant awards are used to help fund the cost of restoring  severely deteriorated facades. Eligible façade work includes, but is not limited to: masonry rebuilding and repointing, restoration of façades, sills, lintels and roofs, and repair and replacement of windows, cornices, and front doors. Grant awards may also be applied to interior work on designated New York City interior landmarks.

What criteria does the Commission consider before awarding a grant?
In determining which applications will be approved for funding, the board of the Historic Preservation Grant Program considers the following:
  • The architectural and historical importance of the building;
  • The building condition and the significance of the repairs;
  • The applicant's financial resources;
  • The effect the grant will have on improving the building and/or district.

Please note that preference is given to owners who use other funds in addition to the grant to restore the façade of their building.


How to Apply for a Grant
Please fill out and return the application form to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Download application form for individual homeowners (in PDF)
Download application form for non-profits (in PDF)
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