Local Preservation Grant Programs

PROGRAM INCENTIVE GUIDELINES 
Sprinkler & Wiring System 50% or up to $5000 in a five year period per location

Zoned B-3 in historic district. CBD properties may be considered based on availability of funds

Grant amount determined by available funds and number of requests under consideration

Commercial buildings 50 years or older

Improvements are to remain in place and maintained

All property taxes and licenses are current

Applicant responsible for the project

Facade Grant 50% or up to $2000 in a five year period

Available for exterior restorations/repairs

Grant amount determined by available funds and number of requests under consideration

Available for commercial property owners and business owners within the locally designated DDA area zoned B-3 and CBD

Government buildings and national franchises not eligible

Improvements are to remain in place and maintained

All property taxes and licenses are current

Applicant responsible for the project and result in restorations appropriate for the building, contributing to the success of the current business and repair the building’s façade to positively contribute to the appearance and vitality of Downtown

Projects must:

Preserve architectural integrity of the structure and if possible restore the original façade

Match preservation guidelines outlined by the US Secretary of the Interior Standards

Meet all local governmental rules, regulations and laws, including the Dahlonega Historic Preservation Ordinance and Design Guidelines

Use the gentlest methods available for exterior surface cleaning

Consider unique qualities of the individual building

Monitored Fire Alarm System  50% or up to $500 in a five year period per location

Zoned B-3 in historic district.

Grant amount determined by available funds and number of requests under consideration

Improvements are to remain in place and maintained

All property taxes and licenses are current

Applicant responsible for the project

Bronze History Plaque Program - Dahlonega Stories 50% of the plaque cost

Property is within the locally designated downtown development are within the historic central business district

Available for commercial property owners and business owners. Government buildings and national franchises not eligible

Numerous projects have been completed within the last three years.  Download the 2007-2015 historic preservation & fire prevention economic impact report HERE