Callahan Incentive Grant

Named for Barbara and Les Callahan, long-time supporters of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, this grant is given to a nonprofit organization or government agency who is undertaking the rehabilitation of a historic building or site located within the state of Georgia.

The Callahan Incentive Grant is made possible by a generous grant from Barbara and Les Callahan, long-time supporters of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, in order to provide funding for historic preservation projects in the state of Georgia. A total of $10,000 is available per calendar year for nonprofit or governmental organizations and may be granted to one project or more, depending on the quality and need of the applicants in a given year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Sites must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Grant funding shall be used for capital –”bricks and mortar” – improvements to a historic site. Applications for planning, consultants, speakers, or overhead expenses will not be considered.
  • Grant funds will require a dollar-for-dollar match. The match may be in the form of cash or documented volunteer hours. Volunteer hour value shall be calculated at minimum wage per hour rate for actual work performed to the historic site.
  • Grant funds shall provide significant impact towards a full rehabilitation or restoration of the historic site.
  • The project shall demonstrate significant community impact. Support for the project should include a wide range of stakeholders, including community organizations, community leaders, and individuals.
  • Projects should also exhibit a sustainable plan for long term use and maintenance, including economic self-sufficiency to the extent possible.
Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs administers a variety of state and federal grant, loan and tax incentive programs as well as several technical assistance and education programs.

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Historic Preservation Division

HPD provides information on federal and state tax incentives and offers several grants.

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