Bricks and mortar
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Issaquah are pleased to announce a second round of the bricks-and-mortar historic building grant program which was initiated in 2018. This grant opportunity will provide matching funds to assist owners of landmarked properties within the City of Issaquah municipal limits with rehabilitation of their historic buildings.
This grant program is supported by funds provided by the City of Issaquah in satisfaction of stipulations of a Memorandum of Agreement to resolve Adverse Effects to the Anderson Farmstead.
Each applicant is permitted to request between $5,000-$50,000 in grant funds; funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis only. Applicants are required to match at least 50% of the grant amount they request with cash and/or donated labor or materials. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2021.
A property must either already be designated as a landmark or be determined eligible for landmark designation to apply for funding. If eligible, the property must receive designation as a City of Issaquah Landmark before grant funding is disbursed at the conclusion of the project. For more information on your property’s eligibility as a City of Issaquah Landmark, please contact Sarah Steen, Landmarks Coordinator with the King County Historic Preservation Program, at 206-477-7976 or by email.
To help you prepare your application we will be holding an informational workshop which will cover both the landmarking and grant application processes, at the Issaquah Depot Museum:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Issaquah Depot Museum
78 1st Ave NE, Issaquah, WA 98027
Grant applications due April 17, 2020.
Grant award recipients will be notified by June 1, 2020.
If you have any questions about the grant program, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Mortensen, Outreach Director, at 206-462-2999 or by email.