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In cooperation with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the 1772 Foundation has announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of $5,000 – 10,000 will be made available for historic preservation projects in Vermont.

Types of Work We Will Fund

  • Matching grants for exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration
  • Matching grants to install or upgrade fire detection, lightning protection and security systems
  • Matching grants for repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs and windows
  • Matching grants for structural foundation and sill repair/replacement
  • Matching grants for chimney and masonry repointing

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

(1) To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the Foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis. 

(2) In order to be eligible, you will need to know the property’s National Register Status. If you know the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, great, you are good to go. If you do not know if your property is on the National Register, you can look it up on Vermont’s Online Resource Center. Simply select your town, the file type “National Register,” and the document type “Nomination Form,” and review the individually listed and district applications to see if your property is among them. If you are having difficulties, contact lisa@ptvermont.org for help.

If your property is not listed, it must be deemed eligible for listing by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation in writing. Contact Devin Coleman devin.colman@vermont.gov State Architectural Historian 802-585-8246 for more information. The deadline for submitting requests for letters of eligibility is January 1, 2022. You will need this letter to submit the form below so don’t delay!

(3) The building must be owned and operated (or leased long-term) by a non-profit organization. Schools, churches, municipally owned buildings, privately owned buildings, and buildings owned by for-profit entities are not eligible.

Other Requirements

Please download and read the full guidelines in the pdf to the right, complete the information below, and submit your Letter of Interest.

Questions?

If you have questions about this application, please contact lisa@ptvermont.org.

The deadline for receiving Letters of Inquiry is February 1, 2022.

  • Project & Contact Information

  • Eligibility Checklist

  • Is your property listed on the National Register of Historic Places or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places? Documentation of eligibility must be included with Letter of Interest.
  • Will your project be completed by December 30, 2022?
  • Has PTV done a site visit or provided funding for an assessment in the last three years? If the answer is "No" please contact Lisa Ryan lisa@ptvermont.org immediately.
  • Does your organization have 501(c)(3) IRS designation?
  • Are all previous matching grants from PTV and/or the 1772 Foundation closed and inactive?
  • Please select the answer that best describes your building ownership model:
  • Is your project for: • Exterior paint or finish or surface restoration • Fire protection, lightning protection or security • Porch, roof or window restoration • Structural foundation or sill repair or replacement • Chimney or masonry repointing
  • Uploads

  • Please upload your letter of interest here. The letter needs to be an actual letter on your organization's letterhead. It must include the amount of your request, the purpose of the grant including the name and address of the historic resource for which project funding will be used, the matching funds you have or plan to have, the time frame for project completion and ownership status (own or lease) for the site. If available, please include the web address for the site/organization.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload one photo of your project or property here.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, pdf, png.
  • If your property is NOT listed on the National Register of Historic Places, please upload your Letter of Eligibility for the National Register here.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, pdf, doc, docx.
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