By Gary Muller
Planning and Building Codes Director
315 West Second Street Frankfort, KY 40601
The City of Frankfort is preparing to initiate the second year of its Historic Preservation Grant Program. This year the program was expanded to all property owners within a National Historic Districts. After a successful pilot launch last year, the City further supported the second year by both increasing the eligible properties and increased the funding for the program to $50,000.
This grant program will provide a total of $20,000 in grants for Residential properties and $30,000 in grants to Commercial or Mixed Use properties. The owner must provide a 60% match of the total project costs (exterior) and the City will provide the remaining 40%. The minimum project cost is $5,000 (match grant is $2,000) and projects totaling $20,000 or more will qualify for the maximum $8,000 grant. Essentially, selected applicants that invest $5,000 on exterior improvements will receive a $2,000 check after the project is complete; owners that invest $10,000 will receive a $4,000 check after the project is complete, and those that invest $20,000 or more will receive an $8,000 check after the project is complete.
The following is a summary of this year’s amended program:
The screening criteria will NOT allow
The deadline for applications is November 13 by 4:30pm.
For additional information contact Gary Muller or Rebecca Hall at (502) 875-8500
2nd Annual City Preservation Grant Program - now open!
City of Frankfort
315 West Second Street
P. O. Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601