Currently the Historic Preservation Fund Grants are not available. Please contact the Grants & Contracts Officer at 701-328-3573 or for further information.
Does my property qualify for a Historic Preservation Fund grant?
To qualify for a HPF grant a property must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NPS). Applicants can be private citizens, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, federally-recognized Indian Tribes, governmental entities, owners of land on which there is a National Registered archaeological site, owners of contributing property within a National Register listed district.
Who does not qualify for a Historic Preservation Fund grant?
What projects are eligible with a HPF grant?
A HPF grant can fund projects in preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and pre-development planning. All projects must comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
What projects are not eligible with a HPF grant?
Routine maintenance is not an allowable expense. Some examples of routine maintenance are cleaning, repairing door hinges, painting, clearing and reattaching gutters exterior and refinishing wood floors. All work must be approved in advance by the Society. Work must comply with state statutes regarding construction, local building codes, and the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties as well as federal safety regulations.
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