(Hillsborough County, Fla. April 19, 2017) - Hillsborough County is now accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program for the Fiscal Year 2017 cycle of grants. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
The Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program promotes historic preservation, heritage tourism, and economic development within Hillsborough County. Available grant funds are awarded to selected applicants on a minimum of one-to-one matching basis, not to exceed an award of more than $250,000 per applicant, per project in any County budget year.
Projects eligible for funding must be located in Hillsborough County (incorporated or unincorporated), and fall within one or more of the following non-residential project types: rehabilitation or restoration of historic structures, compatible additions to historic properties, improvements to historic sites or grounds, and architectural heritage tourism projects. An applicant may be an eligible nonprofit or private individual or entity. It may not be a federal, state, or local government, other public body, agency, department, instrumentality, political subdivision, municipality, or district thereof.
The grant application, submission instructions, and a summary of past awards are available online at the Historic Preservation Challenge Grant page.
For additional Historic Preservation Challenge Grant information, visit HCFLGov.net/EconDev or contact Marilyn Hett, Economic Development Department at (813) 272-6212.
The Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Review Committee will hold a workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 in Conference Rooms A and B on the 26th Floor of Frederick B. Karl County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa. The purpose of the workshop is to review requests for funding applications received for the 2017 Historic Preservation Challenge Grant program. If needed, a second, tentative workshop is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12 in the same location.