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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USDA Rural Development

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

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Bemis Company Foundation

Bemis Company, Inc.

The foundation supports area projects involved in arts & culture and education.

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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Public Humanites Program Grants

Wisconsin Humanities Council

This grant program seeks to enrich individuals’ lives and the civic life of communities through humanities education.

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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.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund

This grant seeks to provide funding for the preservation and protection of archaeological sites and the built environment

National Park Service

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

American Architectural Foundation

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

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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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Sparks Grant

Janesville Foundation, Inc.

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