The purpose of the Historic Building Preservation Grant Program is to provide incentives in the form of matching grants to encourage the renovation and rehabilitation of historic buildings based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards in redevelopment areas.
Any buildings (residential or commercial) individually listed on the City of Daytona Beach Local Historic Register or a contributing structure to a designated local historic district within any of the redevelopment areas are eligible to apply for assistance.
In general, the intent of the grant is for visible improvements to the exterior façade of the historic structure or to assist with improvements to the building to ensure its economic viability by meeting applicable building codes. This includes:
Improvements to the exterior of the building façade, including, but not limited to:
Repair of wood siding or brickwork
Installation of replacement windows or doors
Repainting that is consistent with approved historic color scheme
Removal of nonhistorical facades and signs
Improvements to meet the requirements for the American Disabilities Act
Improvements to meet the requirements for the National Fire Prevention Act (commercial buildings only)
Improvements to meet the requirements for the National Electrical Code
Historic Commercial Facade Grants
Eligible projects may receive awards of up to 25% of the total project cost with no single grant exceeding $75,000. Grants for commercial project may be applied for one time.
Historic Residential Façade Grants
Eligible projects may receive awards of up to 50% of the total project cost with no single grant exceeding $15,000.