Preservation Committee Announces Grant Opportunity for Homeowners

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Community Preservation Committee announces the 2022 Historic Homes Restoration Program and homeowner grant opportunity.

The program is open to owner-occupied homes in local historic neighborhoods to be eligible. Homes must be built before 1940 and owned and occupied by the applicant for one year prior to application. The maximum grant is $30,000 per household.

According to a press release from the Springfield Community Preservation Committee, this year a sliding income scale will be used for eligibility, if there are a large number of applicants and there are not enough. funding, a lottery will be organized for applications.

“Well, you know Springfield is known as the city of homes. And the city has designated a variety of neighborhoods as local historic districts, which imposes a different kind of maintenance requirement. It’s really vital to keep those historic areas in good condition,” said Robert McCarroll of the Springfield Community Preservation Committee.

The program is for outdoor projects only, such as restoring windows, doors and porches.

The deadline to apply is June 30.

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