2024 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Program – Washington
Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission (LHPC)
October 2, 2023
City or township governments, Independent school districts, Nonprofits, County governments
The 2024 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding multiple preservation efforts in Pierce County, is now accepting applications.
Donor Name: Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission (LHPC)
County: Pierce County (WA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $35,000
The goal of these grants is to distribute small, yet meaningful, grants to help promotion and preservation of historical and cultural heritage throughout the County.
The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission (“Commission”) administers the grant program. The Commission provides a recommendation of projects and funding allocations. This recommendation is then forwarded to the Pierce County Council (“Council”) for final consideration and decision.
Building projects may identify, protect, rehabilitate, restore, excavate, and reconstruct districts, sites, buildings, and other structures, gardens, landscapes, and other objects of significance to heritage, history, architecture, archeology, or culture. Additionally, when there is an exceptionally strong public benefit, these projects may provide capital funds for capacity building projects to nonprofit historic and historic preservation groups that encourage cultural and historical studies and interpretive efforts.
Your property must be located in Pierce County and designated as an official landmark or a contributing structure in a historic district on the County register, the official historic register of a city located in Pierce County, the Washington State Heritage Register, or the National Register of Historic Places.
The following types of non-building projects are eligible to apply:
Collection, acquisition, cataloging, interpretation, exhibition, preservation or enhancement of historically significant artifacts and documents including photographs, maps, newspapers, oral histories, and/or other materials in Pierce County relevant to areas of Pierce County heritage, history, or culture. The documents must be appropriately accessible to the general public.
Historic markers or interpretive signage to promote Pierce County heritage, history, or culture.
Pierce County history research compiled under the supervision of a qualified professional. Research associated with historic sites, buildings, structures, or objects important to a community is encouraged. Upon completion, the project must be appropriately accessible to the general public.
Public events and public programs which have a primary purpose of promoting public awareness of Pierce County heritage, history, or culture
Building Project – Maximum Award Amount: $35,000
Non-Building Project – Maximum Award Amount: $15,000
The following groups or individuals are eligible to apply:
Individuals or entities that own a property listed on a local, State, or National Historic Register.
Nonprofit organizations (tax-exempt status under IRS 501(c)(3)) including museums, historical societies, and other community-based organizations.
Public agencies, including tribes, local governments, or special purpose agencies such as housing authorities, community development agencies, school districts, parks, etc.
For more information, visit Pierce County.