The Resilient Lakeshore Heritage Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program intended to support long-term investment in the irreplaceable heritage assets of Michigan’s rural lakeshore communities.
Donor Name: Michigan Economic Development Corporation
City: Selected Cities
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 09/01/2022
Grant Size: $100,000
The program places a particular focus on projects that positively contribute to the economic, social, and/or cultural life of Michigan’s lakeshore communities and promote continued or new investment in historic properties. Projects that benefit underserved or disadvantaged communities are also a priority.
Grant funds are for rehabilitation of historic properties (i.e., “bricks and mortar” projects). Rehabilitation is defined as the act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alterations, and additions while preserving those portions or features that convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values. Projects may include interior work, but all projects must include an exterior component.
The program is supported through a one-time grant from the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program, established under the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Resilient Lakeshore Heritage Program is administered by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Michigan Strategic Fund.
Examples of qualified projects include but are not limited to:
- Structural repairs and stabilization
- Roof (and related features) repair/replacement
- Masonry repair
- Wood siding and trim repair/replacement
- Window and door repair/replacement
- Storefront rehabilitation
- Replacement of documented but missing historic features
- Exterior and interior finishes and features
- Building system upgrades (e.g., HVAC, fire suppression, etc.)
- Painting (as part of a larger project)
- Accessibility improvements
- Energy efficient upgrades
The minimum grant award is $30,000. The maximum grant award is $100,000. To stimulate local investment, grants require a minimum 10% match of the grant amount requested.
The following entities in the above-identified communities are eligible to apply for grant funding:
- Local units of government (village, township, city, or county)
- Non-profit organizations
- Public entities
- Business owners (Michigan-based)
- Property owners who own an eligible property type
For more information, visit Michigan Economic Development Corporation.