The following sources can assist with advocacy and project development of historic properties. Applicants should be in contact with agencies in their state and/or with national organizations when appropriate:
National Park Service Technical Preservation Services Program
NPS Technical Preservation Services develops historic preservation policy and guidance on preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings, administers the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program for rehabilitating historic buildings, and sets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places through policy, research, advocacy and outreach. National Trust Preservation Funds http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/ provide small grants for education, planning and advocacy.
American Association for State and Local History
AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.
Victorian Society in America
The Victorian Society provides advocacy support and awards for the preservation of Nineteenth Century historic resources.
Each State in the Midwest has a state historic preservation office as a part of state government’s responsibility to encourage the preservation of its historic resources, and a private non-profit preservation organization that offers advocacy support and development guidance to those seeking to preserve historic sites:
Indiana State Historic Preservation Office http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/
Indiana Landmarks http://www.indianalandmarks.org/Pages/default.aspx
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-54317—,00.html
Michigan Historic Preservation Network http://www.mhpn.org/
Ohio State Historic Preservation Office http://www.ohiohistory.org/ohio-historic-preservation-office
Heritage Ohio http://www.heritageohio.org/
Ohio Preservation http://preserveohio.com/
Links to organizations and historic sites supported by the foundation are to be found under Projects.