Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program

About the Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund grants are intended to provide monetary assistance to significant structures or sites in Illinois that are under threat of demolition, in imminent deterioration, in need of stabilization, in need of structural or re-use evaluation, or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. The Preservation Heritage Fund was established in 2004. (Photo: Glidden Homestead, Dekalb)

Preservation Heritage Fund grants fund the following project types:

  • Engineering, architectural, and feasibility studies
  • Stabilization
  • Legal services
  • Surveys and National Register Nominations
  • Preservation ordinance support


Is your project or organization eligible for a Landmarks Illinois Preservation Heritage Fund Grant? Read our guidelines below to learn about grant eligibility, types of projects, size of grants, how to apply and the grant review process.



Landmarks Illinois Preservation Heritage Fund Grants are awarded two times a year. Below are our grant application deadline dates as well as a link to our online application form.

Application Deadlines

  • April 1
  • October 1

Previous Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients

Learn about previous Landmarks Illinois Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipients.

Grant Recipients


Questions? Contact Suzanne Germann, Director of Reinvestment: (312) 922-1742 extension 225 or click here to send her an email.

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