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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General Information

International Grants Program

The Questers

This grant funds teh restoration and preservation of artifacts, existing memorials, historic buildings, landmarks and educational purposes.

USDA Rural Development

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

National Park Service

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

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

These grants seek to improve community vitality and contribute to overall economic development

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Jeffris Family Foundation

Jeffris Family Foundation

This Grant strives to preserve the cultural history and heritage of the Midwest through the preservation of historic buildings and decorative arts.

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation

This foundation provides financial support improve the educational and environmental resources in Dane County including historic preservation.

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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.

Tourism Cares

This grant program provides funding for cultural, historic or natural tourism-related sites.

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.

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
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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.