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As the only statewide advocate for Rhode Island's historic places...

Preserve Rhode Island works with individuals and groups to provide advocacy and technical assistance at the local, regional, and statewide level. From homeowners to community groups to preservation and conservation partners - PRI is working hard to protect Rhode Island's unique and historic places.

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State Historic Tax Credits: Repealing the Sunset 

The state's Historic Tax Credit program is scheduled to sunset on June 30 2021. There are currently bills in the House and Senate that would repeal the sunset, allowing more than 30 projects on the waiting list to continue with private investments in historic buildings. More than 300 historic buildings throughout Rhode Island have already been rehabilitated using Historic Tax Credits, representing more than $1.8 Billion in private investment.

Preserve RI has been advocating for the passage of the bills to repeal the sunset. Read our testimony here: 

Thank YOU for voting YES on Question 6

Voters helped secure funding for Rhode Island’s historic places by voting “YES” at the special election on March 2nd. 

A YES vote on Question 6 brought renewed funding to two grant programs with long track records of investing in Rhode Island’s historic buildings: State Preservation Grants ($1 Million) and Cultural Facilities Grants ($2 Million). State Preservation Grants provide matching funds to repair historic buildings owned by nonprofits or municipalities and open to the public. Cultural Facilities Grants are for capital improvements to buildings used for programming or exhibition of any of the arts and cultural disciplines. 

Thank you!