Grants for Lighthouse Preservation Now Available

DEADLINE REMINDER: Letters of Intent are due March 24, 2017

U.S. Lighthouse Society News

The 2017 cycle for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program has begun. Letters of Intent must be received by March 24, 2017. Potential projects can relate to either preservation execution (i.e., “capital” or “bricks and mortar” projects) or preservation planning (i.e., “non-capital” projects); for example, research at National Archives, designs, drawings, assessments, surveys, etc. Grants up to $10,000 are available.

spring-point-ledge-me-2009-chad-kaiser-3-copy In 2016 a $9,000 grant was awarded to the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse Trust in Maine to support replacing the lantern vent ball on the breakwater lighthouse and repairing damage in the lantern caused by water intrusion. 2009 photo by Chad Kaiser.

After an initial review by the Grants Committee, applicants will be informed by May 7, 2017, of their acceptance and will be asked to provide a full application by June 19, 2017. For more information on program guidelines and selection criteria see

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2 thoughts on “Grants for Lighthouse Preservation Now Available

  1. Hello. Would the grants for lighthouse preservation be open to preservation of a U.S. Life-Saving Service station building? Thank you. Grace Truman, presidentS.O.S. Vermilion

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    1. Grace,

      Currently the Society grants are limited to lighthouses and lightships.

      If the program were to grow, grants for lifesaving station preservation projects might be a possibility.

      I hope you will consider applying for a maritime heritage grant through the National Park Service.



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