The Elgin Historic District is fortunate to have a rich and extensive architectural heritage. Preserving, improving and enhancing that heritage are among the goals of the Gifford Park Association. Funds have thus been set aside for an Architectural Grant Program to encourage and incentivize property owners to improve and enhance their buildings by replicating and replacing important architectural elements which have been lost. This program is a 50/50 matching grant up to $2,000. This grant can also be combined with the City of Elgin’s Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grants.
Applications are accepted year round. Once approved, you have one year to complete the work.
Joining the Gifford Park Association is free and open to anyone who appreciates historic preservation!