Wisconsin Pavilion, historic building located in Neilsville, Wisconsin, on the National Register of Historic Places.

Funds for Wisconsin Preservation

These public and private funding sources can help projects that preserve Wisconsin's historic places.

Assistance types include grants, low-cost loans, and tax credit programs.

Eligibility and application requirements vary according to each grantmaker.

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National Park Service

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

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Historic Preservation Grants

The 1772 Foundation

This grant provides funds for the rebailitation and preservation of historic buldings throughout the United States.

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.

Black River Falls Area Foundation

The foundation welcomes grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving the Black River Falls area.

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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

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

Offers grants to nonprofits providing quality programming in health, education, recreation and basic needs, with a focus on low income/disadvantaged youth

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.

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HOPE VI Main Street Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development

This program provides assistance to smaller communities developing affordable housing undertaken in connection with a Main Street evitalization effort.

Milwaukee Department of City Development

The City of Milwaukee offers matching grants to business and property owners in commercial districts to help improve the exterior facade of properties

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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Have Questions?

If you have questions about Historic Preservation Funding opportunities, please contact Joe DeRose by phone at 608-264-6512 or by email.

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