The Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Grant Program invests in the preservation, restoration, and retrofitting of historic buildings in Maine. Grants from this fund focus on capital investments in historic buildings that serve as civic, cultural, or economic hubs for communities.
Priority will be given to proposals that most meet the following priorities:
The grant committee will also adjust the final decisions to ensure a diversity of different types of projects and broad geographic range across the state.
Types of Funding
This program provides project grants for three types of projects. Proposals may combine restoration expenses with efficiency-related expenses as long as an energy audit was completed within the last three years. Requests for energy audits require a separate application that is reviewed on a rolling deadline. Proposals can include the cost of labor, technology, materials, and equipment related to the restoration or energy efficiency work on the building. Grants may also support design and engineering costs related to restoration as well as the cost of building assessments by qualified preservation professionals.