The DC Historic Preservation Office was recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This funding will allow additional research on the historical data for early Civil War-era Georgetown structures which will be added to our popular HistoryQuest DC application, an interactive GIS map providing historical data on over 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, DC.
Grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund range from $2,500 to $5,000 and have provided over $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources, and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns.
To learn more about HistoryQuest DC, please visit planning.dc.gov/page/historyquest-dc. For more information on National Trust for Historic Preservation’s grants, visit forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding.