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Old House Society Restoration Grant

Web Site: http://www.oldhousesociety.org/

The Old House Society has a grant program that is designed to help homeowners in their efforts to repair and rehabilitate their historic homes. To be considered, a project must repair or restore a building in a way that will maintain or add to the home’s historic nature. Successful grant recipients will receive a grant worth $500 ($250 in salvage warehouse credit and a $250 check from the Old House Society). Applicants agree that if selected they will allow OHS to document and publicize their renovation project. To download a pdf of the application click here.

Dr. Robert G. Bone Historic Preservation Grant Program, Normal

Web Site: https://www.normal.org/index.aspx?NID=392

To be eligible the property must be zoned S-3 which means it either lies within one of the three districts designated historically significant by the town of Normal (Cedar Crest, Highland, Old North Normal), or, it is an individual structure identified by the town of Normal as a local historic landmark. Camelback Bridge; Normal Theater; and a half dozen residential or commercial buildings in the town meet that requirement. Ask the Normal town attorney or the town planner (both at 309/ 454-2444) if you have a question about how your property is zoned.

Eugene D. Funk, Jr. Historic Preservation Grant Program, Bloomington

Web Site :http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=348

An annual program that focuses on exterior architecture of houses and other structures on the same property as the house. To be eligible, the location must be zoned S-4. Properties that lie within the boundaries of Franklin Park Historic District or the Davis-Jefferson Historic District, both of which are entirely S-4, are eligible. In addition, all other individual properties zoned S-4 are eligible to apply. This includes some individual properties within White Place Historic District, East Grove Street Historic District, North Roosevelt Avenue Historic District, and the Central Bloomington Downtown District and other individual addresses zoned S-4. Ask the city planner if you have a question about how your property is zoned.

Harriet Fuller Rust Facade Grant Program, Bloomington

Web Site:http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=385

For improvements to storefronts in downtown Bloomington. Taxable properties are eligible to apply in the area defined by municipal code as the Bloomington Central Business District or within the Tax Increment Financing District (TIF). This area is roughly defined by East, Locust, Madison Streets and, on the south, by Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. Because of the irregular boundaries, check with Uniquely Bloomington! to determine if your property is eligible. NOTE that while no funds are available until the next fiscal year in May 2004, application should be made well in advance. Contact Uniquely Bloomington! for information and the application.