Becky Gupta & Nancy Tortorelli, Co-Chairs
SPA’s mission is preservation, and Heritage Fund Grants are the means of direct action. The Heritage Fund exists to provide monetary grants for the work of historic preservation. Eligible projects can be various: projects that provide a public benefit like plaques, signs or markers; educational projects that increase awareness of preservation; historic register nominations; or historic surveys or inventories. Eligible projects can also involve “bricks and mortar,” typically the enhancement of a historic building or space. Physical project work must conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and must comply with local design guidelines when applicable. Also, properties must be on or deemed eligible for the Spokane Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, or National Register of Historic Places. Applications are accepted throughout the year with grants awarded on a biannual cycle.