Historic Preservation

Funding and Incentives

Historic Preservation Grants 

If your municipality or non-profit organization owns a historic building, you may be eligible to apply for a Historic Preservation Grant to assist with the cost of repairing and maintaining the structure.

Barn Preservation Grants 

If you own a historic agricultural building, you may be eligible to apply for a Barn Grant to assist with the cost of repairing and maintaining the structure.

Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center

VAHC, with the primary center located in Barre, serves as the central warehouse for artifacts and archives of Vermont’s past. The center is open to the public to explore our 13,000 years of history through exhibits, workshops, and lectures.

Predictive Model for Locating Precontact Archaeological Sites

VDHP implements a predictive model to identify areas with potential for containing significant Precontact Native American sites. The model may also offer some guidance in locating historic Euro-American early settlements. The predictive model was approved by the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on May 23, 2002 and reaffirmed on October 22, 2015.

Environmental Predictive Model 

Who Can Help with Your Review?

Planning at Scott Farm, Dummerston
Planning at Scott Farm, Dummerston
VDHP can assist in identifying historic resources in the project area and provide guidance on how to evaluate and avoid potential impacts to those resources. This will ensure protection of historic and cultural resources and save project time and money in the development of your project.

Review and Compliance

When Do You Need Historic Preservation Review?

Project review consists of identifying a project's potential impacts to historic buildings and structures, historic districts, historic landscapes and settings, and to known or potential archaeological resources. Project review is a consultative process between the applicant and VDHP.

When do I need a Historic Preservation Project Review to receive a permit in Vermont? click here 

Certified Local Government Program

Calais Town Hall, Calais
Calais Town Hall, Calais
Strengthening local preservation programs, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program encourages the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions. It promotes the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes.

State Plan

SOV Historic Preservation Plan, 2016-2021
Historic Preservation Plan, 2016-2021
The Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) have the responsibility under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 for developing a Statewide Historic Preservation Plan every five year

Planning for Preservation

Historic preservation does not happen by chance, it requires the proper planning, foresight, and education to ensure the protection of Vermont’s historic resources. Effective preservation involves partners and the concerted involvement of many individuals and organizations. With a broad-based effort, thousands of historic resources can endure as landmarks to narrate this brave little state’s distinct sense of place. 

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