We receive many requests for information on available funding sources and tax incentives available for restoration and other preservation projects. Our first response is to start with your State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), as they will be able to provide you with specific and detailed information about the programs available in your State, as well as resources that may be available in your town/city/county. As programs vary by locality and can be quite different depending on your location, it is always best to start with your SHPO.
We maintain a database of SHPO's, as well as local preservation organizations and programs in the United States and Canada on PreservationDirectory.com at the following link: http://www.preservationdirectory.com/preservationorganizationsresources/organizationcategories.aspx
The National Park Service oversees most federal programs available in the United States, and there are great resources available on their website. The following sites are also another great place to begin:
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have or direct you to resources for funding and tax incentive programs at PreservationDirectory.com, but again your best is to start with your SHPO or the National Park Service (for those in the United States).
If you are aware of other programs and resources that would be of interest to our readers, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them.
Tim Cannan, President