Wisconsin Historic Preservation Fund Subgrants
Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) subgrants are administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society's Division of Historic Preservation (DHP). At the federal level, the program is managed by the National Park Service (NPS), U. S. Department of the Interior. The Fund is derived from federal offshore oil leases, not from tax revenues. The Catalog of Federal Assistance number is 15.904.
Currently there are no subgrants for rehabilitating historic buildings; Wisconsin does offer income tax credits.
Who May Apply?
Only Wisconsin Certified Local Governments (CLG) may apply. See page 4 of the Application Guidelines (below) for the list of the CLGs.
Application Evaluation Criteria
The Criteria are essential when planning your project, and completing your application, including the letter of intent. Staff are available to review project ideas and draft applications; however, for our assistance to be effective review should occur before November 1, 2014.
This document gives the "rules" for planning and applying for the HPF Subgrants. All effort/products must assist a Wisconsin resource. All applications must be post marked or received at the DHP office by November 8, 2014.
The Application Guidelines document is available here in Adobe Acrobat format, you can find information in our help section. If you would like to receive a paper copy, see below for contact information. Please include a brief description of your project with your request.
Letter of Intent
Certified Local Government (CLG) subgrant applications must be preceded by a
letter-of-intent, which is post-marked or received in the DHP by September
12, 2014. Application materials can be found on this website. For
intensive survey projects, it must be demonstrated that the applicant had the
survey boundaries approved by DHP staff by June 15, 2014. For National
Register Historic District projects, the applicant must have had a kickoff
meeting by June 15, 2014 to introduce the project to the neighborhood.
This manual summarizes the federal regulations that apply to projects, as well as state requirements. It explains the procedures that must be followed in administering a subgrant-assisted project. Failure to meet all of the requirements and procedures detailed in this manual may result in cancellation of a subgrant and return of any affected reimbursement. Sample documents can also be accessed. Questions to Joe DeRose
Application forms are available here in Adobe Acrobat format, which you can find information in our help section.
If you would like to receive a paper copy, see below for contact information. Please include a brief description of your project with your request.
Completed Application Forms
Applications are reviewed by DHP Staff and approved by the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board. Results will be made known to all the applicants in March 2015.
For more information, contact:
Division of Historic Preservation
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1842