For immediate release, January 7, 2022

2022 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Applications Available

Deadline for submission of applications and supporting documentation is Friday, April 1.

Elgin, IL - Applications for the 2022 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program are now available to be downloaded from the City’s website at The deadline for submission of applications and supporting documentation is Friday, April 1.
The Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program provides residential property owners of structures in designated historic districts or landmarks with reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the restoration of exterior architectural features. 
Eligible applicants must be located within a historic district or be a locally designated landmark. The following grants are available:

50/50 Program

  • Reimbursement: 50% up to $20,000 maximum
  • Minimum total project cost to qualify: $5,000
  • Project completion time: 18 months

75/25 Program

  • Reimbursement: 75% up to $20,000 maximum
  • Minimum total Project cost to qualify: $2,500
  • Project completion time: 18 months
  • Property must be owner occupied
  • Low-Moderate income qualification required

Since the inception of the program in 1995, the City has awarded more than 400 grants, assisting property owners with the completion of more than $8.8 million in rehabilitation projects.
For information, contact Historic Preservation Planner Christen Sundquist at 847-931-6004 or visit

About the City of Elgin: 
Nestled along the banks of the Fox River, Elgin, Illinois is approximately 38 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and is home to nearly 115,000 people. The growing city enjoys ready access to public transportation, diverse housing stock and a mix of commercial establishments. The city's AAA bond rating is testament to its strong financial management and solid economic environment. Many national and international businesses have taken advantage of Elgin’s close proximity to the Elgin-O’Hare Tollway and to the “Golden Corridor of Technology and Commerce” along Interstate-90. Elgin features a nationally acclaimed library system, an array of healthcare options and educational opportunities for all ages. Residents and visitors enjoy a thriving cultural arts community, world-class parks, award-winning golf courses, historical museums and nearly 200 places of worship. This vibrant, diverse and volunteer-rich community is known for its strong history of civic engagement. 
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