Historic Preservation Restoration Grants



The Commandant's House at Williams Baptist College, a building dating to the site's days as a World War II airfield, was restored using AHPP Historic Preservation Restoration Grants.)

THree Historic Preservation Restoration Grant options are available 

Option 1: Grants of up to $10,000 are available to the owners of properties that are 1) listed on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places and/or 2) identified as a non-contributing structure in a National Register District; if the grant project will make the property eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and the owner follows through with the National Register listing process.

Option 2: Grants at a minimum of $10,000 are available to the owners of properties that meet all of the following criteria: (a) listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and (b) owned by a not-for-profit organization or a municipality. No Option 2 grants will be made to individuals. Preference will be given to projects that are not eligible for other AHPP grant programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Recipients of Option 2 grants must donate a conservation easement on the property for which the grant is awarded. Both categories of grants require a 50 percent cash match (i.e.: a $10,000 grant would require at least a $5,000 cash match). Applications can be made for only one grant in one Historic Preservation Restoration Grant category per grant cycle.

Option 3: Grants of $5,000 to $9,999 are available to fund restoration projects for cemeteries listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Option 3 grants are available to non-profit organizations (501 (c) 3) and units of local government. If the cemetery is owned by any other entity, the grant may be submitted and administered by an eligible non-profit or unit of local government on behalf of the cemetery. Preference will be given to projects that are not eligible for other AHPP grants.

PLEASE NOTE: Option 3 grant recipients must proved a 20% cash match of the total project cost (i.e., a minimum $5,000 grant award requires a match of $1,000, 50% of which can be in-kind materials, services and/or labor). For Option 3 grants, the AHPP may require an archeological consultation during a scheduled visit by an Arkansas Archeological Survey station archeologist. 


Grant Guidelines   

HPRG Grant Guidelines HPRG Grant Guidelines (1781 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 HPRG grants until January 27, 2017.

The application online submission is due Friday, March 10, 2017. To submit an application, click here and create a login to use the online grant management program.