Historic Architecture Assistance Fund Program Policies and Application Directions (PDF)
The Historic Architecture Assistance Fund will provide the services of architects to the owners of historic buildings or buildings located in Main Street communities to address issues involved with the rehabilitation and use of such properties.
The fund cannot support complete architectural or engineering services needed for a complete rehabilitation project. Typical projects that can be funded include a building assessment, structural analysis, analysis of building code and ADA requirements, and facade and signage schematic design. This fund is meant to support private property owners, who are not eligible for many grant programs. Not-for-profit property owners may also submit applications for fund monies.
Applications may be submitted at any time, but are reviewed quarterly. Quarterly deadlines are: January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.
Applications should identify the property and the need for professional consultation. Applicants will be contacted if more information is needed. Send 2-5 photographs of the property (3x5” or 4x6”) with the application.
Applications may be submitted to either the Wyoming Main Street Program or Alliance for Historic Wyoming.
Wyoming Main Street, Alliance for Historic Wyoming and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff will review applications and establish priorities based on the considerations listed on the bottom of the application, as well as the cost-effectiveness and overall suitability of the projects to the missions of the respective programs.
Wyoming Main Street or the Alliance for Historic Wyoming will contract with professionals for services to be rendered and will pay the consultant directly.
The property owner and project contact (if other than owner) will sign the notice of funding letter to acknowledge their understanding of the extent of the project and source of its funding and commit to providing information and access to the consultant.
Consultants will be encouraged to visit project sites, consult with the property owner and/or project contact, and develop a list of action items. On some occasions project reports will be prepared, but these documents will be limited to describing current conditions, identifying action items, and perhaps provide a draft budget.