Up to $10,000 for Historic Preservation

Have a favorite Pierce County Historic Landmark that’s in need of preservation? Consider applying for a Pierce County 2013-14 Preservation Grant.

2013-14 Preservation Grant Program

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission announces the 2013-14 Preservation Grant Program which assists in funding preservation efforts in the Pierce County. The program is funded by HDOC money, derived from the $1 recording fee, as appropriated by the Pierce County Council.

Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. For stabilization, restoration or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government register-listed buildings or structures, the maximum request is $10,000. For photographic/document preservation, historic markers, history research, and public events/programming the maximum request is $5,000. Matching resources must be provided by the applicants.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 15, 2013. Project activities must be completed by October 1, 2014. Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and owners of property listed on local historic registers are eligible to apply. The grant guidelines and application form are available on the Planning and Land Services website, Grant Guidelines & Application.

For further information, contact Sean Gaffney, sgaffne@co.pierce.wa.us, or Chad Williams, cwillia@co.pierce.wa.us.

Eligible Projects

  • Stabilization, restoration, or rehabilitation of buildings or structures listed or are in the process of being listed in a local historic register overseen by a Certified Local Government in Pierce County.

  • Preservation or enhancement of photographs, documents, and/or other materials in Pierce County museums, historical societies, and libraries.

  • Historic markers to promote Pierce County heritage.

  • Pierce County history research, compiled under the supervision of a history professional. Research associated with historic sites, buildings, structures, or objects important to a community is encouraged. Upon completion, the project must be housed in a facility open to the general public.

  • Public events and public programs that promote public awareness of history and/or the cultural heritage of a community within Pierce County at large.

Projects will be evaluated on criteria including the quality and significance of the project, ability for successful project execution, and time urgency and/or level of need.

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Will there be any funding or projects related to fire/disater management planning for historic properties? We continue to lose our heritage and historic buildings to fire when there are numerous things that can be done to help prevent it, or at least mitigate its impact and that are sustainable and cost-effective.  It would be great if possible to have some of this covered in these efforts.



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