Historic Preservation Grants

Published on 09/11/2021 • Posted in


City of Phoenix Exterior Rehabilitation Grants for historic homes are available again after a 5-year funding drought. Apply for the funds you need for a renovation or restoration project for your historic home. The process has been streamlined from past cumbersome requirements:

–       Applications are submitted electronically (you no longer have to submit 12 copies and deliver them in person!);

–       Only 1 bid is required for each work item; and

–       You can apply for up to $20,000 for your project (the former limit was $10,000).

Important Points and Deadline Information:

In June, 2021 the City Council approved $200,000 for the Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program;

Owners of historic homes in a city-designated historic district and/or listed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register are eligible to apply;

The City reimburses owners on a 50/50 matching basis for pre-approved work, i.e., reimbursement of $10,000 for rehabilitation/renovation work totaling $20,000.00.

The minimum reimbursement is $5,000, the maximum is $20,000.00.

In exchange for the grant, homeowners are required to enter into a 15-20-year conservation easement with the City of Phoenix, agreeing to protect the historic character of their home’s exteriors.

This is a competitive grant application process.

The application deadline is October 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Additional information, including a link to the application can be found on the City of Phoenix here: https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2056