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Historic Preservation Grants
In 2015, the City Council approved several types of Community Grants, including Historic Preservation Grants. The maximum award is $10,000 annually. The grants seek “to foster public initiative and participation in maintaining National, State and Ellensburg historic registers, develop programs to create incentives for historic preservation and aid in providing outreach for education and information programs. The Landmarks and Design Commission reviews all requests for Historic Preservation Grants. Deadline: August 31st each year; review by the LDC in the fall with awards decisions made by the City Council at a regularly scheduled November City Council Meeting.

Types of Eligible Projects
Eligible projects of Historic Preservation Grants include:
  • Identify properties or districts with potential for listing on the Ellensburg Landmarks Register, conduct surveys of historic properties;
  • Develop educational pamphlets and information packets;
  • Support installation of interpretive signs or a phone application (App) with information on historic buildings;
  • Move endangered register-eligible properties (if threatened with demolition).

Program Guidelines
Check the application for further details, but historic building owners, non-profit organizations, civic groups, and neighborhood groups would be eligible applicants. Eligible sites would include any non-governmental property in the City Limits of Ellensburg. Eligible expenses include personnel, professional services, supplies and materials, construction costs, lodging and mileage. Matching funds are encouraged but not required for this program. See application instructions for further details. 

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Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-7204