Scoring stucco on Bristol Statehouse (1819). Bristol Statehouse Foundation has raised over $1.4 million in grants, loans, and donations to restore this landmark on the Bristol Common.
The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission operates one grant program and serves as a clearinghouse for information on other preservation grants and financial incentives.
Certified Local Government Grants are available for communities with Historic District Zoning. Eligible projects include identification and evaluation of significant historic and archaeological properties, the nomination of eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places, historic preservation plans and certain education-related activities.
State Preservation Grants are available to fund capital preservation projects at museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites located in historic structures. Check out the list of 2015 State Preservation Grant recipients. Applications for the 2016 grant round will be available in mid-to-late spring.
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties were available to privately-owned and public (nonfederal) historic properties impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The grant applications were made available to eligible candidates who completed the pre-application or were contacted by the RIHPHC.
Other grant sources are available for Rhode Island projects. Planning a project? Review our list of local, state, regional, and national preservation funds. Or check out other resources for financial incentives.
For more information, please contact Katherine Jurczyk at (401)222-4131.