Funding Available for Historic Rehabilitation Projects
The Historic Rehabilitation Program is a grant opportunity available to residents restoring and maintaining Local Historic Landmarks and properties in the City's two Local Historic Districts. The mission of the program is to financially support property owners' restoration efforts and to preserve Cedar Rapids' historic properties.
The Historic Rehab Program provides grants to property owners to cover a portion of the costs of their exterior historic rehabilitation projects. Applicants to the Historic Rehab Program are eligible for a grant that covers 50% of their project costs, up to $5,000. Applicants with a gross annual household income at or below 100% Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible for a grant that covers 75% of their project costs, up to $7,500.
Examples of restoration work eligible for grant funding include:
- Historic window repair
- Wood door refinishing
- Painting of wood or stucco exteriors
- Roof repair
- Front porch repair
- Exterior chimney repair
- Recreation or maintenance of ornamentation and architectural features of historical significance
Planner, Community Development & Planning