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Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits and
Agencies for Historic Preservation Projects

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Grants to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations and government entities for historical preservation projects. New applicants must view an online grant webinar and all applicants must submit an intent to apply form prior to applying. Funding is intended to support activities that help to preserve and protect significant sites, structures, buildings, and districts that reflect elements of local, state, or national history.

Buildings, structures, lands, features, or archeological sites must be listed or determined eligible for listing on the State or National Register of Historic Places. Documentation of the eligibility or listing of the historic resource must accompany the grant application. See for additional information.

Eligible applicants may apply for funds for the protection, restoration or rehabilitation of the following natural, cultural, or historic resources):

  • Archaeological sites;
  • Historic buildings and structures which house cultural events and programs;
  • Historic properties including buildings and structures;
  • Historic and cultural lands and features;
  • Ecologically significant lands;
  • Existing and potential public water supply lands;
  • Farmland;
  • Forestland;
  • Habitat for rare species or important wildlife;
  • Lands for recreation;
  • Riverine, lake, estuarine, and ocean shorelands;
  • Scenic areas and viewsheds; and
  • Wetlands and associated uplands.

For information about eligible costs, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196125

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount that can be awarded by the Board is $500,000 for any project.

Term of Contract:

LCHIP’s current policy requires historic resource projects to be completed within 24 months of the award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply, you must:
A. be a municipality or other political subdivision of the state of New Hampshire; or
B. be a publicly-supported nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. (Other interested parties may partner or work with an eligible organization or government entity but may not apply directly to the program.)
C. be willing to commit to and show evidence of adopting the appropriate components of the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices;
D. agree to adhere to the Secretary of the Interior Standards if the project is a Historic Resource Project; and
E. have a willing property owner.
F. address the protection of all resource types present on the subject property (natural, cultural, historic) within the scope of the Project Proposal; and
G. be prepared to submit as part of a Project Proposal, a completed Historic Building Assessment with Preservation Guidelines or Historic Structures Report for any historic resource project with a total project value of $50,000 or more (excluding planning studies or inventories).

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attending a Grant Workshop is required for first-time applicants and recommended for repeat applicants. If a member of your team has attended a LCHIP Grant Workshop in the past this requirement may be waived.

The spring 2021 Historic Resources workshop was held online as a webinar and can now be viewed on-demand.

Registration is required for this online workshop. Click here to register and view this webinar on-demand:

There have been some difficulties with the on-demand registration process so you may have to enter your registration information twice before you're given access to the webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

2021 Timeline:
- April 29: Historic Resources Grant Orientation Workshop Via Zoom Webinar
- May 1: Grant Round Opens
- May 5: Natural Resources Grant Orientation Workshop Via Zoom Webinar
- May 14: Intent to Apply Form deadline (New in 2021 - Intent to Apply form for historic resource rehabilitation or restoration with a total cost of $50,000 requires at least a draft of your historic structure report or historic building assessment. The completed report is a required part of the full proposal due no later than June 25.)
- June 11: Technical Review (New 2021 - Proposals submitted on or before the Technical Review deadline will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Within five (5) business days of receipt, Applicants will be advised of any deficiency and given the opportunity to resolve the issue and resubmit the Proposal prior to the Submission Deadline.)
- June 25 by 12 noon: Final Project Proposal deadline
- July - September: Site Visits
- Early - Mid October: Natural Resources Review Panel; Historic Resources Review Panel
- Mid-November: Board of Directors Grant Selection Meeting
- Early December: Grant Announcement

All organizations planning to submit a Project Proposal must submit an Intent to Apply Form to Historic Resources Specialist George Born via Filemail prior to the submission deadline. Projects meeting LCHIP's eligibility criteria are issued an Invitation to Apply. Project Proposals will be accepted only for projects invited to apply.

Applicants must submit all materials at least 5 weeks prior to the request for disbursement of funds.

In order to be eligible, projects submitted to LCHIP for financial assistance must include a match amount at least equal to the value of the grant requested. Specifically, the Authority will not fund more than 50 % of the appraised market value of any acquisition of land or structures or interest in land or structures nor more than 50 % of other eligible expenses. For additional information about matching requirements, see:

Historic Resource Projects with a Total Project Value of more than $50,000 must be guided by a Historic Building Assessment or Historic Structures Report prepared by a preservation professional prior to the submission of the LCHIP grant application. Organizations hoping to submit an application for a project of this size without an assessment or report must contact LCHIP prior to submitting their Project Proposal.


Secretary of the Interior Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an Intent to Apply:

Select "Send as an email" to George Born:

3 N Spring St., Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-224-4113

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