Enabling tomorrow’s preferred neighborhoods by preserving historic downtowns today.
The Preservation of Place (POP) grant program is a technical assistance grant program, administered by CMSC and funded through the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) using resources from the Community Investment Act (CIA). This program provides CMSC’s member communities with targeted resources to increase their capacity to plan for the preservation and revitalization of their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.
Since 2008, our POP grant recipients have cumulatively leveraged over $1 million to preserve and revitalize their Main Streets. Click here to read about these significant initiatives.
Current CMSC members can learn more about applying by clicking here.