Community Landmark Resources


Getting Started With Your Old Building is a quick-start guide for community preservation projects.    Whether you are new to preservation or a seasoned veteran, we hope the following questions and resources will help you better understand your project and work effectively to restore it for years of future use.

Everyone needs money, and almost every project will want to take advantage of available grants and funding opportunities.

The NH Preservation Alliance funds planning grants for building assessments or re-use studies.

This two-tiered grant program offers Mini Grants ($500) and Preservation Assessment Grants (up to $4,500). Mini grants are useful for smaller projects or for second opinions. They are typically not acceptable studies if your group is hoping to apply to LCHIP for more than $25,000. Condition assessments are for buildings with complex needs, or for work that is expected to cost more than $50,000. Condition assessments generally explore a building’s structural issues, outdated systems, issues of access, general conditions, and/or code compliance.

Technical Information

Accessibility for Historic Buildings: A Field Guide

National Park Service Brief #32, Making Historic Properties Accessible 

 NH State Council on the Arts 

NH Cultural Facilities Grants

 HUD and CDBG grants programs

USDA Rural Development grants  

Energy Efficiency/Weatherization

National Park Service 

Old House Weatherization Tips PDF

Links to pages within the Community Landmarks Section