Ebey's Forever Historic Preservation Grant Program

Old house being re-roofed.
Ebey's Forever Grant assisted with funding for a new roof on this historic home built by the Lovejoys.

Photo courtesy of the the Trust Board of Ebey's Reserve.

The 2021 Ebey's Forever Grant Application is now available.

The Trust Board is pleased to announce the 2021 Ebey's Forever Grant application is now available for contributing structures within the Central Whidbey Historic District and Ebey's Reserve.

Download the instructions and the APPLICATION (a writable PDF), complete and save it, then send to the office of the Trust Board along with any required documents. If you have any questions regarding your building and the work you're planning, please contact Preservation Coordinator, Jason Benson, for assistance.

The 2021 Grant Application is due at the Trust Board Office on Friday, February 26, 2021, by 5pm. Applications and attachments may be submitted by email, mail, or dropped at the office. For more information on the grant program, please contact the office of the Trust Board at 360.678.6084.

 
Front door of old log inn with American Flag.
Front Entrance of the 1907 Captain Whidbey Inn, 2019 grant recipient.

Photo courtesy of Rich Yukubousky and the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR.

The Ebey’s Forever Grant Program was established by the Trust Board in 2011 as a means of supporting the preservation, rehabilitation, and continued use of heritage buildings within the Reserve.

One of the most challenging issues facing the still-working landscape of the Reserve has been an accelerating loss of the significant historic buildings that represent that “unbroken record.” More than 40 barns, outbuildings and farmhouses that date back to the 1850s have disappeared in the last four decades. Through local preservation programs and partnerships, the Trust Board of Ebey's Reserve works to ensure the historical legacy of the community remains an integral element of the evolving landscape.

Through the Ebey's Forever Grant Program, established by the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR, more than 81 historic buildings have received often critical funding for brick-and-mortar preservation work. As a result, over a million dollars has been invested directly into the continued life of these irreplaceable buildings. Not only is the lion’s share of this money going back into the local economy, but all the grant funding for the work has been raised by both the Trust Board and by the Friends of Ebey's, through private donation - one neighbor to another. Overall, the Ebey’s Forever Grant Program serves as an inspiring example of how a vibrant community can keep its history alive.

If you have questions about the Ebey's Forever Grant Program, please contact the office of the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR at (360) 678-6084.
 
 

Last updated: January 12, 2021

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