Deadline for Historic Preservation Grants is March 6

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK—Applications for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s County Courthouse Restoration and Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs and Main Street Arkansas’s “slipcover” removal and Downtown Revitalization grants must be turned in no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 6, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The applications can be turned in at the AHPP office at 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6. This is not a postmark deadline and faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

County Courthouse Restoration Subgrants are financed through Real Estate Transfer Tax funds distributed by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for rehabilitation of historic county courthouses and courthouse annexes across Arkansas. Historic Preservation Restoration Grants also distribute funds raised through the Real Estate Transfer Tax to rehabilitate buildings that are listed on the Arkansas or National Registers of Historic Places and owned by local governments or not-for-profit organizations. The “slipcover” grants help finance removal of false façades from historic Main Street Arkansas buildings. The grants are available to certified local Main Street Arkansas programs to assist in returning downtown buildings to their historic appearance.

Downtown Revitalization Grants are available to certified Main Street programs for building rehabilitations, parks, streetscape improvements and other design-related projects that will have major long-term impacts in the local Main Street area. This year, particular emphasis will be given to projects that will restore windows in Main Street buildings. Grants must be matched on a 1-2 basis (for instance, a $10,000 match will be needed to receive a $20,000 grant) and up to 50 percent of the match may be in in-kind services.

Guidelines and applications for the grant programs can found at or can be acquired by writing the agency at AHPP Grants, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Requests also can be sent to the AHPP via fax at (501) 324-9184 or via e-mail to [email protected] Applications for the Main Street Arkansas grants are also available through the executive directors of the local Main Street programs.

Main Street Arkansas provides technical assistance and design services that help create economic development in the state’s downtown areas. The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization focuses on four areas: design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.

Cities currently involved in Main Street Arkansas are Batesville, Blytheville, Dumas, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Hardy, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock’s South Main Street (SoMa), Osceola, Ozark, Paragould, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Siloam Springs, Texarkana and West Memphis. Members of Main Street’s Arkansas Downtown Network are Pine Bluff, Heber Springs, Fort Smith, DeWitt, Morrilton, Rector, Monticello, Arkadelphia, Clarksville, Warren, Wynne, Fayetteville, Forrest City, Malvern and Pocahontas. Other sponsors of the Main Street Arkansas program are the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. To learn more about Main Street Arkansas, visit

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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