The Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology has Historic Preservation Fund grant application packets available for 2020 at dnr.IN.gov/historic/3671.htm#hpf.

There are three categories of projects: architectural and historical, archaeological and acquisition and development (rehabilitation). All proposals must be received by Friday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.

Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, educational institutions or units of local government. Eligible properties must be listed in the National Register individually or as contributing resources within listed historic districts. Rehabilitation activities must meet federal preservation standards. Applicants should download the appropriate application packet and read all instructions carefully.

Typical rehabilitation grant projects include roof and gutter repair or replacement, masonry rehabilitation, window repair and other exterior measures to secure the building from water and weather. General remodeling, construction of additions, landscaping, signage and purchase of furniture or equipment are not eligible activities under this program.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the DHPA grant staff about their proposal.

This opportunity is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund Program and is being administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.