Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Preservation Grant for Queens: The Elizabeth & Robert Jeffe Preservation Fund for NYC

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce creation of a new grant fund targeting historic preservation and community revitalization in New York City, made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth and Robert Jeffe.

The Elizabeth and Robert Jeffe Preservation Fund for New York City will provide seed monies to nonprofit organizations and government agencies for critical work in stewarding and safeguarding the rich heritage and vitality of the nation's largest city. These grants are intended to build capacity, leverage additional support, and provide momentum to get community preservation and revitalization projects off the ground, by providing capital in early stages and at important junctures.

More information, including application and guidelines, is available at:

·         Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Individuals and private, for-profit entities are ineligible.

·         Grants are awarded for planning and education activities focused on preservation and revitalization within New York City limits.  Examples of eligible activities include: retaining professional consulting services in areas such as architecture, archaeology, engineering, preservation or land-use planning, economics, fundraising, organizational development, media relations, and education; sponsoring workshops or community forums; designing, producing, and marketing printed materials or other media communications to advance historic preservation; surveys and inventories of historic resources.

·         Grants will not be awarded for bricks-and-mortar construction activities, property acquisition, salaries, operating expenses, staff time, or academic research. 

·         Grants must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Typical award amounts will generally range from $2,500 to $10,000 (in exceptional cases, up to $15,000).

·         The application deadline for the inaugural grant round is June 1, 2010. Thereafter, round deadlines are October 1, February 1, and June 1 yearly.

Applicants are required to contact the National Trust’s Northeast Office for guidance and assistance before submitting an application.

Northeast Office
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Brent Leggs, Field Representative
7 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617-523-0885 ▪ 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation helps people protect, enhance, and enjoy the places that matter to them.  Learn more at

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