Historic Resource Conservation
This category funds conservation of Alberta's historic places and architectural/engineering services, studies, reports and plans.
Funding is provided for conservation, which includes actions or processes aimed at safeguarding the character-defining elements of an historic place in order to retain its heritage value and extend its physical life. This may involve one or a combination of these conservation treatments: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration.
Funding is also provided for architectural and engineering services that are directly associated with conservation work.
Completed work must be in keeping with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada and approved by a Heritage Conservation Adviser.
The level of funding will be determined based on a number of factors such as the size/scale of the historic place, scope of the project, conservation priorities and the grant program's budget.
The maximum matching grants per application per year are as follows:
- Provincial Historic Resources - $100,000
- Municipal Historic Resources - $50,000
- Local (non-designated) Historic Resources - one-time grant of $5,000
Select non-designated cemeteries may qualify for a grant if the cemetery is associated with a significant historic event; contains graves of significant provincial or national figures; contains distinctive historic landscapes or grave architecture; or demonstrates or yields important information related to distinctive mortuary or burial practices. The maximum grant for historic cemetery conservation is $5,000. More information can be found in the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program Guidelines
Architectural and Engineering Services, Studies, Reports, Plans
Funding is also provided for architectural and engineering services, studies, historic structure reports, concept
plans or preservation plans associated with the conservation of an historic place. The maximum grant for this category
Guidelines for Historic Resource Conservation Grants
Applicants may submit one application for conservation and one application for architectural and engineering services/study/report per historic resource per calendar year.
Consultation with a Heritage Conservation Adviser is essential at the outset of a project to ensure that the proposed work is in keeping with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. This will also help with determining eligible project costs and funding requests. To determine the Heritage Conservation Adviser for your area, contact the Program Coordinator.
Print the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program Guidelines for more guidelines on this category.
To claim grants, grant recipients are asked to submit claim forms with invoices/receipts of eligible expenses. Print the Record of Cash Expenditures form and the Donated Labour, Services, Materials, Equipment form.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator.
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