Residential Grant Program
The Town of Newburgh’s Historic Preservation Commission and Historic Newburgh Inc. recognize that the downtown commercial area is strengthened by having healthy and vibrant neighborhoods nearby. Restoring and rehabilitating the neighborhoods within the Newburgh Historic Districts is an important part of making our community more livable. So, in a joint effort between the Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission and Historic Newburgh Inc., the Newburgh Neighbor Residential Grant Program was created. The Newburgh Neighbor Residential Grant Program is a matching grant program that will assist property owners in restoring and rehabilitating homes within the Newburgh Historic Districts. Grants are limited to exterior preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of homes. Examples of work that would qualify include painting a house, repairing wooden windows, rebuilding a porch, repairing wood clapboard siding, and repairing or replacing doors. Grant funding is limited to owner-occupied residences and is a 2 to 1 match with a $2,000 limit from grant funds.
For example: If the total costs of project is $1,500: Homeowner pays $500 and Grant pays $1,000. Another example: If the project costs $5,000: Grant will pay $2,000 (max grant monies) and homeowner will pay $3000.
Repairs that are structural in nature are generally not eligible for grant funding, but will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Grant funding is NOT available for the purchase or rental of tools, machinery or equipment, or for the owner’s time spent on work.
Owner must secure all permits and a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to the start of work.
Owner will agree to sign an agreement, which contains a reimbursement requirement in the event that the property is sold within one year of completion of the project.
One hundred percent payment of the approved grant amount will be disbursed only when the project is completed and approved, and receipts for work are received and approved by the Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission Administrator.
All grant applications need to be submitted to the Historic Newburgh Inc., Troy Wells. Electronic submissions only.
Funding for the Newburgh Neighbor Residential Grant Program has been provided by funds raised through Historic Newburgh Events and private donors.