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 2024 Grant Program is open. Due date for applications is Friday, March 29th at 5:00PM. Please drop off applications to the Community Development Department located in City Hall - 150 Dexter Court.

50-50 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Packet - English
50-50 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Packet - Spanish

75-25 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Packet - English
75-25 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Packet - Spanish

Overview 

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.

Please see the following link for a list of local contractors. This is not a recommendation from the city, only a helpful starting point: Elgin Contractors List.

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