Preservation

Grants, Tax Incentives, and Other Funding Opportunities

Deadwood Fund Grant (click on bold for more information) - Funded by a portion of the gambling revenue generated in Deadwood, South Dakota. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 given to projects that retain, restore, or rehabilitate historic buildings, structures, and archaeology sites in South Dakota for commercial, residential, or public purposes.

Federal Tax Incentive (click on bold for more information) - 20% tax credit on certified expenditures when an income-producing historic structure is rehabilitated for new use. Click here to link with the National Park Service (NPS) Tax Incentive Overview. On the top menu bar, click on Tax Incentive drop down box to learn what to do before you apply, the application process, to obtain the application form, and other related links.

     Tax Incentive Application Tips (State & Federal)

State Property Tax Moratorium (click on bold for more information) - An 8-year moratorium on the property tax assessment of certified improvements. Available to properties listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places.

National Trust Preservation Fund (click on bold for more information) - Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector. NTPF competitive matching grants generally start at $2,500 and range up to $5,000. Application deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1. If the first of the month falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the following Monday. For a list of eligible activities and more grant information visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation website: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/preservation-funds-guidelines-eligibility.html#.Us2KhvRDt4U

Funding Guide(click on bold for more information) - A list of other potential funding sources.