Grants and Funding Opportunities


Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC)


Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

  •  Historic Preservation Tax Credit (HPTC)provides tax credits to qualified taxpayers who will be completing the restoration of a qualified historic structure into an income producing property.


National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Emergency/Intervention Fundawarded to public agencies and nonprofit organizations in emergency situations when immediate and unanticipated work is needed to save a historic structure, such as when a fire or other natural disaster strikes.
  • Hart Family Fund for Small Townseligible candidates include public agencies and nonprofit organizations in towns with a population of 10,000 or less. Intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects in small towns. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector. 
  • Henry A. Jordan, M.D., Preservation Excellence Fundawarded to Organizational Level Forum members or Main Street America members of the National Trust. The endowed fund supports innovative projects and programs that encourage historic preservation.
  • Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservationawarded to Organizational Level Forum members or Main Street America members of the National Trust. The fund aims to save historic environments to foster an appreciation of our nation’s diverse cultural heritage and to preserve and revitalize the livability of the nation’s communities. 
  • National Trust Preservation Fundsgrants that encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects to nonprofit organizations and public agencies.
  • African American Cultural Heritage Fundgrants designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American cultural heritage.