Deadline Extended for Applicants Seeking Historic Preservation Funds

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Deadline Extended for Applicants Seeking Historic Preservation Funds

Posted: 12/11/2015
The deadline for historic preservationists to submit proposals seeking assistance with their renovation projects has been extended to Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. 

The one-week extension to the filing deadline is due to questions from prospective applicants seeking clarifications. 

For example, one prospective applicant asked if he’d be eligible if he’s in the process of purchasing a property but hasn’t yet closed on it. (The answer is: The applicant must own the property; funding will be secured by a deed of trust on the property.) 

Another interested party asked: Can a homeowners’ association apply for funding? (Answer: If the group owns the building and can sign a deed of trust, then the group would be eligible to apply.)

This is the second year that Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Council have funded the initiative to help restore historic properties. In back-to-back years, the City has allocated $500,000 for improvement projects of historic structures within the Knoxville city limits.

Last year, five construction projects focused on historic rehabilitation received awards. The recipients were: Branson House, Kern’s Bakery, Alfred Buffat House, Park City Church and McMillan Flats. Additionally, the Metropolitan Planning Commission received funding for administrative work to update its Historic Building Inventory. 

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