Emergency Preservation Grants

Post-Sandy Panel Discussion: Preservation, Prevention and Progress
Post-Sandy Panel Discussion: Preservation, Prevention and Progress
The Landmark Salmagundi Arts Club
Superstorm Sandy Update: 90 Days Later
Superstorm Sandy Update: 90 Days Later
Police Museum, 100 Old Slip
Grant Pledged to National Historic Landmark
Grant Pledged to National Historic Landmark
Pendent Silver Linden tree
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Woodlawn Cemetery
Grant to Help Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Restore Entryway
Grant to Help Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Restore Entryway
Entryway piers
Conservancy Pledges Technical Services and Emergency Grant to Seaport
Conservancy Pledges Technical Services and Emergency Grant to Seaport
Smallpox Hospital - Roosevelt Island
Smallpox Hospital - Roosevelt Island
Smallpox Building
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Clapboard Repair Before
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
The Mansion
Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx
1924 Freedman Home
YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue
YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
-Courthouse
Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Manhattan
Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Manhattan
-Clarke House
Louis H. Latimer House, Flushing, Queens
Louis H. Latimer House, Flushing, Queens
King Manor, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Queens
King Manor, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Queens
King Manor
City Island Historical Society, 190 Fordham Street, Bronx
City Island Historical Society, 190 Fordham Street, Bronx
Restored entry and portico

The Conservancy’s Emergency Grant Program (EPGP) comes to the rescue when an immediate hazard threatens a landmark building. The program directs its resources toward immediately needed work on historic properties owned by non-profit organizations. Its intention is to address discrete exterior building problems that have recently arisen, such as new leaks, fire damage, and falling masonry. Since 1999, EPGP has underwritten over $500,000 in grants.

EPGP grants are not advanced to underwrite building-wide issues or major capital improvements that are part of a larger plan. For more information, see guidelines below or contact Karen Ansis at 212.995.5260 or karenansis@nylandmarks.org.

Guidelines

Emergency Preservation Grant Program of The New York Landmarks Conservancy

General Guidelines

Uses of Funds: Immediate repairs to or replacement of portions of the exteriors of buildings and structural work within, as well as fees for professional services and other related costs of the project. The need to undertake the work requires a finding of one or more of the following circumstances:

  1. Presents a hazard to people inside or outside of the property;
  2. Endangers the long-term stability of the structure; or
  3. Jeopardizes the architectural integrity of the exterior of the structure and/or important elements of the interior.

Grant Range: $2,500 to $25,000 (matching is not necessarily required). Average grant range is $10,000 to $12,000 per project.

Eligible Types of Property: Within the five boroughs of the City of New York, facilities owned and occupied by nonprofit organizations, excluding religious properties used for worship and market rate cooperative or condominium buildings.

Landmark Status: The property must be an individually designated New York City landmark, listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, or a contributing component of a City or National Register Historic District.

Eligible Owner-Occupants: The owner-occupant must be a private, nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under 501© of the Internal Revenue Code. Nonprofits with a long-term net leases are also eligible. Public and quasi-public owners are not eligible for grants.

Finding of Need: The applicant must be able to demonstrate a financial need for a grant. The Conservancy administers low-interest loan programs that may be more appropriate to finance the proposed work.

Applications & Further Information:
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
One Whitehall Street, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10004
Telephone: 212.995.5260
Fax: 212.995.5268
E-Mail: karenansis@nylandmarks.org

Recent Projects

Conservancy Emergency Grant Helps Restore Historic Fireboat
Emergency Grants Helping Three Non-Profit Groups
Post-Sandy Panel Discussion: Preservation, Prevention and Progress
Superstorm Sandy Update: 90 Days Later
Grant Pledged to National Historic Landmark
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Grant to Help Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Restore Entryway
Sacred Sites Program Gives Assistance to Storm Damaged Properties
Conservancy Pledges Technical Services and Emergency Grant to Seaport
Smallpox Hospital - Roosevelt Island
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx
YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Manhattan
Louis H. Latimer House, Flushing, Queens
King Manor, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Queens
City Island Historical Society, 190 Fordham Street, Bronx