Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Making Places Grant (MPG)

Making Places Grants and Technical Assistance Consultancies for Connecticut’s Industrial Buildings

Making Places Grants have provided financial assistance to catalyze and move forward efforts to preserve, stabilize, rehabilitate and re-use historic industrial places. A total of $350,000 in non-matching grants, from $15,000 to $50,000 each, have been awarded to nine projects SEE LIST>

Making Places also offers support in the form of Technical Assistance Consultancies: professionals who may assist applicants with the organization and execution of a variety of projects.

Eligible Activities: include, but are not limited to: advocacy and interpretation, community visioning, preservation planning, archaeological analysis, feasibility studies, master plans, architectural, structural, conditions assessments, zoning analysis, concept design studies, market and demographic analysis, pro formas, applications to EPA, DEEP and DECD for environmental mitigations, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and applications for tax credits for certified historic rehabilitation.

Eligible Applicants: Municipalities and 501(c)(3) non-profit community stakeholders are eligible to apply. Private property owners and developers may apply in partnership with eligible applicants.

Eligible Properties: Any building, structure or complex that was historically used for industry and is, at a minimum, listed or eligible for listing on the State Register of Historic Places.

How to Apply:

Please complete and submit the pre-application before completing the final application.  Pre-application Technical Assistance Consultancies>>

Application for Technical Assistance Consultancies can be found at: TAC Grant Application>>

For further information, please contact: Reneé Tribert, Project Manager at or 203-562-6312

Making Places Grants are administered by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and funded by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development, with funds from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut.