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General Information

National Trust Preservation Funds

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects.

USDA Rural Development

This program provides loans, grant and technical assistance to rural communites.

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This grant provides funding for the identification, evaluation, and listing of architectural and archaeological resources

American Architectural Foundation

This grants program helps local nonprofit design/civic groups produce public education programming for children.

National Park Service

Assists projects leading directly to identification, preservation, and interpretation of battlefield and/or historic sites associated with a battle.

Learn about the types of work-study opportunities available at the Society.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

This fund provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies grants to assist in the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historic interiors.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

This grant aims to save historic environments in order to foster an appreciation of our nation's cultural heritage and revitilize communities.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

WHEDA's programs strive to stimulate affordable housing and economic development throughout the state

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NEH Implementation Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

The grant offers support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

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Sparks Grant

Janesville Foundation, Inc.

The grant strives create a better community through support of creative initiatives.

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Facade Improvement Grant program

City of Madison, Economic Development Division

Program offers grants for projects that significantly improve the visual appearance of a commercial property from the street

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

Provides tax exemption for a property that contains an archaeological site listed in the National Register or State Register of Historic Places.

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Dane Arts Grants

Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

Dane Arts seeks to promote arts, culture, and local history through multiple grant opportunites.

USDA Rural Development: Community and Economic Development

These grants help communities reach their long-term economic development goals through two primary programs.

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JPMorgan Chase

Economic Development and Affordable Housing Grants

Funding is available for projects intended as catalysts to meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within neighborhoods and communities.

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Small Deal Fund

National Trust Community Investment Corporation

This Fund invests in small historic tax credit projects.

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

This program offers 20 percent of the cost of rehabilitating historic commercial buildings as a federal income tax credit.

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Places to Stay

For Headquarters, Library, Archives, Program Offices

Planning to spend a few days doing research? Overnight accommodations are available at several establishments close to the Society.

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Historic Homes Tax Credit Program

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This program offers a 25-percent Wisconsin income tax credit for homeowners who rehabilitate historic, non-income-producing personal residences.
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