Festival Announces 2020 Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Methuen Festival of Trees, Inc. is looking for applicants for our 2020 Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP). The HPGP offers up to $10,000 for qualified historic preservation projects. The program is restricted to the restoration of historic features of a building or other historic structure. The grant is reimbursable to the applicant after the preservation work is completed.

Prior funding has been awarded to organizations and businesses for both interior and exterior preservation or restoration work. “The Festival is very proud of the role we play in the preservation of some of our region’s most historic sites,” said Festival President Tom Lussier. “Often, our grant offers small projects hope, and serves as a catalyst for additional funding for their important preservation projects,” he added.

To date, the Festival of Trees has invested nearly $2 million in preservation funding in 21 cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Interested applicants can find the grant application on the Festival of Trees website.

Due to the events associated with the global pandemic, the deadline for submitting an HPGP application has been extended until May 1, 2020.