County Courthouse Restoration Grants



The deteriorating roof at the Woodruff County Courthouse in Augusta was restored with the help of the AHPP's County Courthouse Restoration Subgrants.)

The AHPP's County Courthouse Restoration Subgrants have been used to help restore historic county courthouses in 61 of the state's 75 counties since they were created in 1989, helping to extend the lives of structures that hold vital links to community pride and local history. Participating counties donate facade easements on their historic county courthouses in return for financial assistance in rehabilitating the buildings. Grant funds come primarily from the Real Estate Transfer Tax, administered by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. Total amounts available to be shared among applicants annually have ranged from $150,000 to $1,000,000.

Grant Guidelines

County Courthouse Restoration Grant Guidelines County Courthouse Restoration Grant Guidelines (174 KB)

NOTE: First time applicants are strongly urged to submit a Letter of Intent. By filling out a Letter of Intent, any applicant will receive feedback or may receive technical assistance and project development with AHPP staff. Technical assistance and project development may include on-site visits, consultations, explanations, or related printed materials. 

The AHPP will accept applications for County Courthouse Restoration Grants from November 17, 2017, to February 2, 2018. To create a login to submit a Letter of Intent or an application, click here.