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.
2023-2025 Heritage Barn Grants
The application deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 11:59 pm.
All applicants will be notified by mid-January 2024, at the latest. Grant contracts will be drafted in February 2024.
Grant Application Assistance
Do you have questions about your grant project or application? We can help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out our Zoom Office Hours in September or October, or review the video clip below for an application walkthrough.
Join us via Zoom on a drop-in basis to ask questions about the grant program or about your specific project. There will be two Office Hours sessions: Wednesday, September 20 from 5:00-6:30 pm, and Wednesday, October 11 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register via the links below!
This video was recorded for the 2021-23 biennium to provide information and guidance on all program requirements and application processes for the Heritage Barn Grant Program. The application process remains the same for the 2023-25 biennium barn grant funding cycle, which will open from Sept 1 to Oct 31, 2023. The maximum barn grant award for the 2023-2025 biennium is $75,000.
Portal for Current & Former DAHP Barn Grant Recipients
A one-stop shop to support you throughout the life of your grant award. Explore a handy Grant Recipient Checklist, easily download In-kind Match forms, quickly complete your Quarterly Progress Reports, and more! We suggest grantees bookmark this page for easy access.
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