How do I improve the chances that my project will be awarded?
Staff and the Historic Review Board will be looking at four criteria when awarding projects. They are as follows:
a) Project Value – To what extent does the project improve the existing structure?
b) Project Design – Is the design tasteful and consistent with the structure’s original appearance?
c) Project Feasibility – Is the project feasible given the proposed budget and timeline?
d) Significance / Integrity of Existing Structure – Does the structure still have some historical significance, or has it been negatively impacted beyond repair?

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1. My property has historical significance but it is not listed as a City Landmark or on the National Register of Historic Places. Am I eligible for this grant?
2. Why does the award require a dollar-for-dollar match from the property owner?
3. If my project is not selected, can I apply again?
4. If my project is selected, can I apply again during the next award cycle for a different project on the same property?
5. How do I improve the chances that my project will be awarded?
6. Are there rules regarding the project budget?
7. If my project is selected and I successfully complete it, how do I collect the award money?
8. Why did the City initiate this program?
9. If a friend or family member owns a historic property, can I fill out this application and help them complete the project?