Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York grants. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Preservation League of New York State with additional support from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
The Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) programs have a total of $306,678 available in 2018. This includes $256,678 in funding from NYSCA for Preserve New York and TAG, $40,000 from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for Preserve New York projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and $10,000 for the TAG program from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area/Hudson River Valley Greenway for projects in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. This amount will be disbursed over two grant rounds, Preserve New York in the spring and TAG in the fall.
Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and units of local government are eligible to apply. Arts and cultural organizations are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants cannot apply to Preserve New York and the New York State Council on the Arts for the same project.
Launched in 1993, Preserve New York makes grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys. Since 2017, The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided generous additional support for projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Through its grant programs, the League has strategically invested in the rehabilitation of historic places, leveraged significant additional cash and in-kind resources, and protected properties at the local, state and national level through landmark designations. These grants help the League’s growing constituency conserve, protect and use their cultural resources, and are an important catalyst in realizing community preservation goals.
Guidelines and a list of frequently asked questions are available on the League’s website at www.preservenys.org/preserve-new-york. Applications are not available online. Prospective applicants must discuss their proposed project with Frances Gubler, Manager of Technical & Grant Programs at the League by calling (518) 462-5658 x 10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The 2018 Preserve New York application deadline is March 26.
The Preserve New York Grant Program is made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and additional support from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
FAST FACT: With the announcement of the 2017 awards, support provided by Preserve New York since its launch in 1993 totals more than $2.4 million to 376 projects statewide.