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 (1872 KB)

NOTE: First time applicants are strongly urged to submit a Letter of Intent here. 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. AHPP will accept Letters of Intent for Courthouse restoration grants until January 5, 2017.


The application online submission is due Wednesday, February 1, 2017. To submit an application, click here  and create a login to use the online grant management program.