Historic Restoration Fund Grants (HRF)


All available Historic Restoration Funds are allocated for 2024.

The next round of grant funding will be awarded in January 2025.

January 2024- All applicants must schedule a 30 minute Teams meeting to discuss their project. (Meeting times close on Friday, March 8, 2024 )

March 2024- Please complete a letter of intent by Friday, March 29, 2024. If CT SHPO does not receive a letter of intent by March 29, 2024, applicants must wait until the next available funding round in 2025. All applicants will be notified by May 10th if they have been selected to complete an application. Letter of Intent Form

June 2024- Mandatory pre-application workshop.
Applicants will be given a link to the application and scoring rubric at this workshop.

October 2024- Applications due.
There is a budget of $1.5 million dollars for 2025. Applications will be reviewed by SHPO staff members. Not all applications will be selected. This is a competitive program. Applicants will be notified by November 21st if they have been selected to be placed on a Historic Preservation Council agenda for funding approval.

January 2025- Applications voted on by the Historic Preservation Council. Applicants with items on the agenda are required to attend the January meeting.

February 2025- Mandatory post-application workshop.
Contracting, bidding, CHRO requirements and project management will be covered in this workshop.

Spring 2025- Construction begins.
Monthly check-ins.
All projects must be completed in 2 years- March 2027.


This program is intended to offer maintenance and repair funding to non-profit 501c3 and 501c13 and municipally owned buildings listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places.


·         Rehabilitation projects must be directly attributed to the long-term preservation of historic building fabric and character defining features.

·         The property must be owned by the applicant or have a minimum 20-year lease agreement in place.

·         The non-profit applicant must have non-profit 501c3 or 501c13 status for at least 2 years.

·         The work must be open to the public or visible to the public.

·         A preservation easement/restriction is required to be filed on the land records. For more information please read SHPO's easement information here: Preservation Restriction

Funding Information:

·         Grant awards range from $5,000 to $200,000.

·         Grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis.

·         Grants are paid on a single-payment reimbursement basis following project completion.

·         Federal funds and other non-state funds can be used as a match.
HRF Grants are funded by the Community Investment Act (also known as Public Act 05-228), which was signed into law on July 11, 2005. The Act provides increased funding for historic preservation as well as open space, farmland preservation, and affordable housing.

Contact Information:

Erin Fink at Erin.Fink@ct.gov