Historic Tax Credits & Financial AssistancePreservation projects include a wide range of activities from bricks-and-mortar rehabilitation to neighborhood surveys and documentation efforts.
The Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit is a 20% federal income tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic income-producing buildings. It provides an incentive to private developers to preserve historic properties and often close a financial gap necessary to make projects a reality.
Historic Preservation Fund
The Historic Preservation Fund supports a variety of projects in communities across the United States through grants for technical assistance and capacity building in state governments, local governments, and tribal governments. We directly fund projects in support of historic places in communities in more than 200 recognized tribes, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the territories, the 3 Freely Associated States, and more than 2,000 localities. Our work supports historic properties and place-based identity, key components to the social and economic vitality of our communities.
Explore more about the Historic Preservation Fund and the grant programs we administer that fund a wide variety of preservation projects.
Historic Preservation Fund Grant Programs
- State Historic Preservation Office grants
- Tribal Historic Preservation Office grants
- African American Civil Rights Grants
- Disaster Recovery Grants
- Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Grants
- History of Equal Rights Grants
- Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program
- Save America's Treasures Grants
- Tribal Heritage Grants
- Underrepresented Community Grants
Resource Preservation Grants
Several programs that focus on specific historic and cultural resource types offer grants.
Battlefield Planning grants: Awarded to groups, institutions, organizations, or governments sponsoring preservation projects at historic battlefields. Any battlefield on American soil is eligible for this grant.
Battlefield Land Acquisition grants: Awarded to state and local governments for acquisition of eligible Civil War battlefield land and for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests (easements) in Civil War battlefield land.
NAGPRA grants: Grants for consultation and documentation as well as repatriation activities for Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.
National Maritime Heritage grants: Grants for education and preservation projects related to historic maritime resources.