Preservation Fund

Preservation Georgetown offers grants to assist with the restoration or rehabilitation of residential or commercial historic structures in the greater Georgetown area that are listed on the City of Georgetown's 2016 Historic Resource Survey, as amended. The purpose is to promote the importance of and encourage preservation of the stock of historic structures for the betterment of the entire community. 

The 2022 grant application window is open! The application process occurs in two phases which are detailed in the application.

 

PHASE I is a general evaluation to determine if your project will qualify. The PHASE I application is due to Preservation Georgetown by July 15, 2022. Should your project qualify, you'll move on to PHASE II.

 

PHASE II provides a very detailed evaluation of your project and supporting documents. The PHASE II application is due to Preservation Georgetown by November 15, 2022.

 

Grants awards will be announced in early December 2022.

 

IMPORTANT 2022 DATES:
May 7 - Kickoff & Applications available
May 15 - Phase I Applications accepted
June 5 - Program Workshop
July 15 - Phase I Application deadline
July 16 - Phase II Applications accepted
November 15 - Phase II Application deadline

December - Grant Awards announced

Resources

Preservation Georgetown
preservationgeorgetown@gmail.com, 512-869-8597, (mail) PO Box 1265, Georgetown, TX 78627, (physical) 817 S Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

 

Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

 

City of Georgetown Planning Department
sofia.nelson@georgetown.org, 512-931-7611, 406 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

 

Georgetown Historic Properties Map
To locate your property on the Texas Historical Survey enter the address in the search window in the top left hand corner of the map. With your mouse, hover over the red, green, or blue dot to activate the information dropdown. At the bottom of the small info screen, click on the “more info” prompt to open the 2016 CMEC historic survey report on the property.

 

Georgetown Historic Planning and Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the application?

The application may be viewed on and printed from this page starting as soon as dates have been announced. If you do not have access to a printer, please email us a request that we mail you a hard copy of the application. Please include your name, phone number, and mailing address.

What buildings are eligible?

Historic structures (built before 1960) listed as such in the City of Georgetown 2016 Historic Resource Survey, as amended, are eligible. More information on the Historic Resource Survey is available on the City of Georgetown web-site.

There are restrictions. For example, if a building permit and/or HARC approval is required for the project, these must be acquired before submitting your Phase II application. Projects which have been completed or even begun will not be eligible. Anyone considering applying for a grant should read the entire application in order to understand the process.

What kinds of work can the grants cover?

Grants are intended to help keep historic structures structurally sound. Generally, think of the exterior envelope; the foundation, walls, windows, and roof.  For more details, see the application form.

What amounts are usually granted?

Grant Phase II applications must be supported by firm bids. The size of grants will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to the amounts requested that are judged to meet PG guidelines, application completeness, and the amount of money we are able to raise and dedicate to the grant program.