Financial Resources

Financial Resources for Disaster Preparation, Planning, and Response: from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program   This program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.

Before and After Disasters: Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions (FEMA).  This guide is an updated and expanded version of Resources for Recovery: Post-Disaster Aid for Cultural Institutions, first developed in 1992 by Heritage Preservation and then revised in 2000. Before and After Disasters includes summary descriptions and contact information for 15 Federal grant and loan programs (pdf).

National Trust For Historic Preservation Grant Funds.  The National Trust provides two types of assistance to nonprofit organizations and public agencies: 1) matching grants from $500 to $5,000 for preservation planning and educational efforts, and 2) intervention funds for preservation emergencies.  Visit the Grant Funds website to learn more about the availability of funds and how to apply for assistance.