Are you working with a preservation project that needs seed money to help kick-start its planning efforts? Are you a nonprofit organization undertaking a new educational effort aimed at engaging new audiences in preservation? If the answer to either question is yes, funding might be available from the National Trust Preservation Funds grant program.
Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for planning and education projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private and public sectors.
Grants range up to $5,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar match. Full eligibility requirements and grant guidelines, along with a link to the application, can be found here.
Applications are now being accepted for the October 1, 2012 deadline. Not ready to apply just yet? Don’t worry. The program has three deadlines throughout the year.