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 (254 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 online application submission is due between November 17 and March 9, 2018. To create a login submit a Letter of Intent or grant application, click here.