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

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

This grant provides funding for projects that directly benefit Marathon County and its inhabitants.

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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Wisconsin Humanities Council

Greater Green Bay Area Humanities Fund

This grant program seeks to strengthen communities and enrich the cultural life in the Green Bay area.

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.

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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History and Culture Grants

National Park Service

The National Park Service provides funding for the preservation, acquisition, and interpretation of various historic and cultural resources.

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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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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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Hart Family Funds for Small Towns

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Assists small town preservation and revitalization initiatives for towns with populations of 5,000 or less
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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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