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Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Grants Now Available

The city of Phoenix Planning and Development Department’s Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce the return of grant money availability that could help you with your historic home rehabilitation costs.

Voters approved more than $42 million in bond funds from 1989 through 2006 for Historic Preservation.  These funds were used to enhance, preserve and protect dozens of city-owned historic properties in Phoenix and were used to establish multiple grant programs for private property owners, including the Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program.

The last of the 2006 Exterior Rehabilitation bond funds were allocated in 2015, and no grant rounds occurred from 2016 through 2020.  However, in 2021, the City Council set aside $200,000 from the General Fund to re-establish the Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program.  These funds were awarded to 12 grant applicants last fiscal year, and now the City Council has approved another $200,000 for Exterior Rehabilitation grants for the 2022-23 fiscal year.  Applications for the new fiscal year are now being accepted.

As was the case in 2021, this year’s program offers more funding and flexibility than in previous years:

  • Applications are now submitted electronically.  No more making multiple hard copies and submitting applications in person.
  • Only one cost estimate is required for each work item instead of two.
  • Instead of a $10,000 limit as in the past, you can now request up to $20,000 in funding.

Applications for this round of funding are due by Friday, November 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

In addition, a virtual grant workshop will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.  A WebEx meeting link will be provided on the city of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office website approximately 48 hours before the workshop begins.  The workshop will also be recorded so it can be viewed afterward, with a link provided on the HP website.

For more information, please visit the city’s website at https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/historic-preservation/exterior-rehab-assistance or e-mail staff at historic@phoenix.gov.

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