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Preservation Grants Offered By PA!

Preservation Austin is thrilled to announce the launch of our new grants program! Small matching grants of up to $5,000 are now available in three categories: Education, Bricks and Mortar, and Planning/Historic Resource Survey/Local Historic Designation. Nonprofit organizations, neighborhood organizations, public entities, and owners of individual or proposed landmarks may apply. Grants will be offered once a quarter. This new program gets to the heart of our mission to promote Austin’s diverse cultural heritage through the preservation of historic places. By providing small but impactful funding to important projects citywide, Preservation Austin can affect real change in the preservation and interpretation of the historic places that mean the most to our community. We look forward to building new partnerships and to helping fellow preservationists make their plans and dreams a reality!

See our PROGRAM PAGE for the grant application. Our next application deadline is December 15.

Preservation Austin has funded two projects during our inaugural grant cycle this summer. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association received matching funds for the installation of twenty-five street-sign toppers to demarcate the Hyde Park Local Historic District between 38th, 45th, Duval, and Guadalupe Streets. Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District received a matching grant for The Homecoming, an upcoming symposium on African American Cemeteries to be held at Huston-Tillotson University. Both projects represent an auspicious start to this new program and we are thrilled to be able to support them.