Heritage Barn Grants

Preserving Heritage Barns

The Heritage Barn Grant Program is generously supported by funding from the Washington State Legislature. The grant program is housed within the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP), and managed under contract by the Washington Trust. Barns must be listed on the Heritage Barn Register to be eligible to apply for a rehabilitation grant. Please contact Michael Houser or visit the DAHP website for more information about the Heritage Barn Register.

Since 2007, the legislature has allocated funding to provide owners of designated Heritage Barns with matching grants for the purpose of assisting with barn rehabilitation projects. Understanding that Heritage Barns constitute a public good in economic, social and historic terms, the program provides owners of designated Heritage Barns (or barns listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Washington Heritage Register) grants to assist with stabilization and rehabilitation projects designed for the long-term care and preservation of listed structures.

We are in the process of appealing to the Washington State Legislature to continue funding for the Heritage Barn Grant Program for 2023-2025. Learn how you can join our efforts here.

2021-2023 Heritage Barn Grants

The application period has closed. View the 2021-2023 Heritage Barn Grant projects below!


Heritage Barn Grants – FAQ

Assistance from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is available by phone, by email, through workshops, and occasionally site visits. Please contact us via email or at (206) 462-2999 with any questions.

Barn Grant Recipient Links

Quarterly Progress Report

Annual Monitoring Report

Reimbursement Request / Completion Report

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