Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grants

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Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant

The Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program provides residential property owners of structures in designated historic districts with reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the restoration of exterior architectural features. Applications are typically announced in January with a due date at the end of March/early April.

Applications for the Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program are available to be downloaded below or they can be picked up at the Community Development Department, City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120. 

The 2023 Grant Program is closed. 

Applications may be dropped off at the Community Development Department located in City Hall. Mailed applications with a postmark date before Friday, March 31st will be accepted. 

Please mail applications to:

City of Elgin
Attn: Christen Sundquist
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, IL 60120

General information on the programs is available at the following links:

50/50 Historic Architectural Grant Program

75/25 Historic Architectural Grant Program
(available only to low- and moderate-income owners of historically designated property)


The Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program is intended to emphasize the special architecture in Elgin’s historic districts and landmarks. 

The grants are for special work to highlight this uniqueness, not for compliance with the basic minimum property maintenance codes. Please see the Past Project Examples that show eligible grant projects.

Please see the following link that gives an overview on the Historic Rehabilitation Grant Program: Historic Rehabilitation Grant Workshop.

Further Questions? Please contact Christen Sundquist at 847-931-6004 or
click here to email.