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The Preservation Trust of Vermont is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization grant round. This project is supported through a grant from the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants) as administered by the National Park Service Department of the Interior.

PTV has $625,000 available for roof repair or replacement, structural repairs, window and door restoration, and fire safety improvements. Grants will be made in increments of $50,000-$100,000. Applications will be evaluated by Preservation Trust of Vermont staff. Selection will be made based on regional distribution, variety of project type, community and economic development potential and the capacity of the active, local working group.

Only nonprofit organizations in towns with populations less than 7,500 people will be eligible. Click here to see a full list of Vermont towns by population.

The application consists of three parts: contact information, an eligibility checklist and the project application. All parts must be completed in full for your project to be eligible for consideration of funding.

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

Application Deadline: November 18, 2019.

Projects will be notified of funding by December 9, 2019.

If you are interested in applying for this grant, you must complete the entire section below. We strongly encourage you to prepare all your answers in a word processing document then copy and paste the text in the appropriate box.

Upon submission, you will get an on-screen confirmation and email confirmation that your application has been successfully received. If you did not receive this, your application has not been successfully received and you will need to resubmit. Please contact lisa@ptvermont.org if you believe you have successfully submitted but did not receive the confirmations.

  • Project Name, Location and Contact Information

  • Eligibility Requirements Checklist

  • Is your project located in a community with a population of 7500 or less?
  • Is your property listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or is your property eligible for the National Register AND you are willing to get it listed?
  • Is your grant request amount in the range of $50,000-$100,000? (A match is not required but it is encouraged.)
  • Will your project be completed by July 2021?
  • Will your project comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation?
  • Does the Preservation Trust of Vermont hold an easement on your building OR are you willing to place a term easement on the property, subject to National Park Service approval?
  • Does your project comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act or have a plan in place to become ADA compliant?
  • Is your project (1) a roof repair or replacement (2) structural repairs (3) window or door restoration OR (4) fire safety?
  • Please confirm that work on your project has not yet begun.
  • Application

  • Describe the historic resource and its significance at the National, State, Tribal, or local level. (2 - 3 sentences) Is the property listed on the National Register or considered contributing in a National Register District?
  • Briefly discuss how the project will preserve the history of the rural community for future generations. (3-5 sentences)
  • Briefly define how the project will foster economic development of rural communities. (3-5 sentences)
  • Please provide a brief description of the restoration or preservation work that will be done on the building. (4-8 sentences)
  • Please tell us the name of the entity that owns the building and whether it is a nonprofit, municipality, private owner, or other (please describe).
  • Please provide a timeline for completing the work. Please note, that for the purpose of this funding, no work that has already been completed will be considered. The work you are outlining must be work that will be started after the notice of funding.
  • Have any engineering or architectural plans been developed to date? If so, please provide digital PDF copies in the file upload box below. If not, please tell us if your project requires engineering/architectural services.
  • Allowed file types are pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, gif. File size limit is 150 MB. If you attempt to submit something other than this, your application will be rejected.
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  • Tell us the total amount needed to complete your project, the amount you are requesting in grant funds and the amount available in other resources. For example: Roof = $150,000 Grant Request = $75,000 Other Resources = $25,000 state grant, $50,000 private funds.
  • Please provide no more than five digital photos: one picture of the property; one of the property with the streetscape; and three photos of the work that needs to be completed. Note: there is a 4 MB file size limit per image and you may submit no more than 5 files. Acceptable file types are: pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, doc, docx, tif, tiff. Too many files, too large file sizes and unacceptable file types will cause your application to be rejected.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, doc, docx, tif, tiff.

Upon submission, you will get an on-screen confirmation and email confirmation that your application has been successfully received. If you did not receive this, your application has not been successfully received and you will need to resubmit. Please contact lisa@ptvermont.org if you believe you have successfully submitted but did not receive the confirmations.

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