Increase to City's Heritage Grant Program For Restoration First in Over 20 Years

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

HERITAGE OTTAWA

Heritage Ottawa is pleased to report that City Council has passed a long-overdue increase to the Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration in the 2019 City budget. Recommended by city heritage staff and supported by Planning Committee, the newly expanded program means that owners of designated residential buildings can now apply for a matching grant of up to $10,000, while owners of commercial, institutional and large-scale residential buildings will be eligible for matching grants of up to $25,000 toward restoration. The city's overall annual budget for the program increases from $150,000 to $300,000 per year —the first increase in over 20 years.

This much needed funding will help to encourage and support owners of both individually designated heritage buildings, and contributing buildings located in Heritage Conservation Districts, to maintain and restore the important heritage features of their properties.

The City is currently accepting applications for the Heritage Grant for Building Restoration program. The deadline for this year's applications is March 29, 2019.

Property owners of buildings designated under Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are eligible to apply.

For additional information, please contact Heritage Planner Ashley Kotarba at  Ashley.Kotarba@ottawa.ca  or  613-580-2424 ext. 23582.