The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. The Bruhn program provides recipients (referred to as prime grantees) with a single grant that is then regranted in smaller amounts to individual projects (subgrants) in rural communities. Prime grantees design and administer subgrant programs that support economic development goals and needs through physical preservation projects in their chosen service area. It is up to the prime grantee to determine what types of buildings and community resources will be eligible for subgrants.
Important Eligibility Information:
- Eligible applicants include State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profit organizations
- Eligible subgrant properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or determined eligible for listing at the National, State, or local level of significance
- Subgrant properties must be located within rural (non-urban) communities with populations less than 50,000 according to the 2020 U.S. Census.
- Prime grantees cannot use grant funds for their own properties or submit applications for individual buildings or pre-selected projects.
Available Grant Funding
Congress has appropriated $10,000,000 for the FY2022 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. Individual grants will range from $200,000 - $750,000 Federal Share and do not require non-Federal match. Grants are awarded through a competitive process using the criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity available on grants.gov under opportunity number P22AP00457.
Process and Deadlines
Applications are due February 7, 2023. All applications must be made through Grants.gov. No paper applications will be accepted. Registration in Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and other federal systems can take up to four weeks, so please start early.