Grant program for historic buildings expanded

Posted:  Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:30pm

Grants of up to $20,000 are available through the Maine Community Foundation to help nonprofits implement energy efficiency measures in historic buildings they own.

The community foundation’s Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund typically awards approximately $250,000 per year for the restoration of historic buildings. The program will expand in 2018 to award an additional $100,000 each year for energy efficiency projects in historic buildings.
Grants are available for capital expenses related to restoration of historic buildings, including the cost of energy audits and energy efficiency upgrades recommended by an audit.
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.  For more information and to apply online visit