Preserve New York Grants Available

Call for Applications for Historic Preservation Funding

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The Village of Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., received a Preserve New York grant to support the cost of a historic resources survey. The study could lead to historic district and tax credit eligibility.

ALBANY, NY (02/03/2014)(readMedia)-- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through Preserve New York, a signature grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

A total of $100,000 is available for historic structure reports, historic landscape reports and cultural resource surveys. Grants are likely to range between $3,000 and $10,000 each. The application deadline is May 5, 2014.

Eligible projects may include but not be limited to: a historic structure report for a cultural institution or public building; a historic landscape report for an Olmsted-designed park; or a cultural resource survey of a downtown or residential neighborhood.

In 2014, the Preservation League especially encourages projects that advance the preservation of neighborhoods and downtowns that qualify for the NYS Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit; continue the use of historic public buildings such as museums, opera houses, theaters, and libraries for cultural, interpretive, and artistic purposes; identify and protect buildings and cultural landscapes at risk due to technological, transportation and energy developments; and identify and preserve architecture and landscapes designed after World War II.

For Preserve New York Grant Program guidelines, visit the League's website at Prospective applicants should contact the Preservation League to discuss their projects and to request an application form.

"The Preserve New York program provides essential tools to help the League's growing constituency conserve, protect and use their cultural resources," said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. "Grantees receive more than just funding from this program, they benefit from technical guidance and a long-term relationship with the League."

The Preservation League invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. It leads advocacy, economic development and education programs across New York State.

The Preserve New York Grant program is made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For a list of previous Preserve New York recipients, visit the League's website at