The Landmarks Preservation Commission has confirmed that they have a small grant program that provides federally funded grants to low and moderate income eligible homeowners and non-profits for restoration work. The Historic Preservation Grant Program includes, but is not limited to restoration of facades and roofs, repointing, stoop repair, replacement and repair of windows and front doors. Grants are typically $10,000 to $30,000. Information about this Grant program is at www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/about/historic-preservation-grant-program.page.
In addition, there is a State Historic Preservation Tax credit for homeowners in certain eligible census tracts. Read more about this program at tax.ny.gov/pit/credits/historic_rehab_credit.htm. A Federal Historic Preservation Tax credit for income producing properties, read more about the program. These tax credits are administered through the State Historic Preservation Office.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy also has a low interest loan program called the Historic Properties Fund for Restoration which provides free project management as part of the program. You can visit their website at nylandmarks.org for information about their loans and grants.
The Historic Distric Council's Preservation School is a series of classes that illustrate and teach the basic skills needed for community preservation efforts. Ideal for civic organizations, community board members, grassroots preservationists and anyone interested in how to preserve neighborhood character, the classes will provide you with general knowledge and vocabulary about historic preservation practice in New York City. Preservation School is generously funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the City Council of New York. You can watch the HDC Preservation School classes on the HDC website: https://hdc.org/events/preservation-school.