Delaware Preservation Fund

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About the Delaware Preservation Fund
The Delaware Preservation Fund provides financial assistance to owners of historic properties. Assistance is usually in the form of mini-grants and rehabilitation loans.

The Fund was created by Preservation Delaware and incorporated in December of 2000. Seed money for the Fund was provided through the generosity of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware and the Longwood and Welfare Foundations. The Fund is administered by its own Board of Directors and a part-time Project Director.

The mission of the Delaware Preservation Fund is to preserve the architectural heritage and the historic built environment of Delaware, through financial assistance to owners of historic properties, through acquisition of unwanted and threatened properties, and through related support programs.

All the Fund’s programs target buildings which are on, or eligible for listing on the National Register, or which are located in a designated historic district. Historic resources, such as ships, railroad items, fountains, cemeteries or statuary that may be listed individually, or which contribute to local or National Register historic districts, also qualify for consideration.

All work funded must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. All assistance is available regardless of an applicant’s race, age, religion, gender, origin, disability, or familial status.

Assistance is provided in the form of:

  • Small Grants
  • Short-term Loans
  • Acquisition of Threatened Properties

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