Grants, Tax Incentives & Loans
Grant Funding Sources
- Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (PCHPAC) Grants - Park County provides small matching grants for projects that promote historic preservation in the county. Funds may be granted for rehabilitation, education, interpretation and other projects endorsed by PCHPAC.
- State Historical Fund - Statewide grant program created by the 1990 constitutional amendment allowing limited gaming in the towns of Cripple Creek, Central City and Black Hawk. The amendment directs that a portion of the gaming tax revenues be used for historic preservation throughout the state.
- National Trust for Historic Preservation Grants - Funding from the National Trust is awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. The majority of funding falls into 2 categories, planning and education and intervention/emergency funding.
- Additional Funding Sources - List maintained by History Colorado of potential funding sources for the acquisition, restoration, rehabilitation, education, promotion and protection of Colorado's important cultural resources.
- State Historic Preservation Tax Credit - Colorado offers a 20% state income tax credit to property owners undertaking $5,000 or more of approved preservation work on designated properties.
- Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives - Encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about preservation tax credits.
Preservation Loan Programs
- Colorado Historical Foundation (CHF) Revolving Loan Fund - Created by the Colorado Historical Foundation (CHF), the CHF Revolving Loan Fund partners with the State Historical Fund to provide low interest rate loans as an additional source of funding for historic preservation.
- HUD 203(k) Rehabilitation Loan Program - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 203(k) program promotes and facilitates the restoration and preservation of the nation's existing housing stock by providing mortgage financing that covers both the acquisition and the rehabilitation of a property.