SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield community’s Preservation Committee announces the 2022 historic home restoration program and grant opportunity for homeowners.

The program is open to owner-occupied houses in local historic districts to be eligible homes must be built before 1940 and owned & occupied by the applicant for one year before the application. The maximum grant is $30,000 per household.

According to a news release from the Springfield Community Preservation Committee, this year, a sliding income scale will be used for eligibility, if there is a large number of applicants and there is not enough funding a lottery will be conducted for applications.

“Well, you know Springfield is known as the city of homes. And the city has designated a variety of neighborhoods as local historic districts, which puts a different kind of maintenance requirement on it. It’s really vital to keep these historic areas looking good,” said Robert McCarroll from the Springfield Community Preservation Committee.

The program is targeted for exterior projects only, such as the restoration of windows, doors, and porches.

The deadline to apply is June 30.