Historic Preservation Grant Application Now Accepted

  • Monday, December 4, 2023
The Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, is accepting Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grant applications now through Feb. 1, 2024.

The grant program reimburses 60 percent of the project costs, with a 40 percent match of project
funds from the grantee.

This previous grant cycle awarded 37 matching grants totaling over $1.1 million from the
Federal Historic Preservation Fund allocated to non-profits, municipalities, universities and
civic organizations across the state to support the preservation of historic and archaeological

“Our Federal Historic Preservation Fund grant program is one of the main ways that the
Tennessee Historical Commission makes meaningful contributions to the protection and study of
our state’s treasured historic places,” said Patrick McIntyre, state historic preservation officer
and executive director.

The selection process will emphasize projects that provide public benefit.
Grant applications will
fall into one of two categories: survey and planning or restoration. The former includes projects
to document historic resources through survey, National Register of Historic Places nominations,
or assist local communities to develop design guidelines or preservation plans. Restoration
projects include preservation projects or plans that restore an important feature of a building
listed in the National Register. Additional priorities include those that meet the goals and
objectives of the Tennessee Historical Commission’s plan for historic preservation.

Applications are submitted through the TDEC Grant Management System. Visit their website for additional information and access to GMS.

For more information about the Tennessee Historical Commission, visit their website. For
information on grants, contact Holly Barnett at holly.m.barnett@tn.gov.
"Nadine Turchin: A Woman’s Story From Chickamauga" Program Is March 9
  • 2/23/2024

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will provide a 45-minute ranger-led presentation on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m., discussing Nadine Lvova Turchin, the wife of US Brigadier General ... more

Earl Freudenberg: Remembering All Who Enjoyed The Long Horn Restaurant
Earl Freudenberg: Remembering All Who Enjoyed The Long Horn Restaurant
  • 2/16/2024

Owners of the Long Horn Restaurant at 129 N. Market St. have lost their lease and will be closing Feb. 23. The restaurant has a rich history in the Chattanooga community, having opened in 1959; ... more

Preserving A Picturesque America To Paint Historic Sketch From Inside Point Park
  • 2/9/2024

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Preserving a Picturesque America, invites the public to participate in a special one-hour program on Friday, Feb. 23 at ... more