Downtown Historic District Grant Program

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2022 Grant Program

Program materials will be available by August 1, 2022

Funding may be available for your preservation project


The Downtown Historic Grant program was created to preserve and improve properties in the Downtown Historic District while increasing the district’s economic vitality.


Properties located in the Downtown Historic District that are at least 40 years old and designated Littleton historic landmarks used for commercial purposes are eligible to apply.

Both owners of the property and tenants of the property can apply, with the owner’s consent.


Terracotta Photo for Grant Program webpage

$50,000 in grant funding was available in 2021. The program is competitive, with funds distributed among top projects.

Grants may be awarded for up to the following percentages of the overall cost of the project:

  • Up to 25% for roof work and maintenance of mechanical systems
  • Up to 50% for all other work
  • A one-time grant of up to 80% for properties included in the district within 24 months of the application deadline

If the proposed grant project requires a certificate of historic appropriateness (COA), the COA must be approved prior to the approval of the grant.


  • Professional architectural design services
  • Facade work, meaning any work to a facade, including screening of roof-top mechanical equipment
  • Enlargements where required to comply with building and safety codes
  • Maintenance, including restorative painting, repair/replacement of deteriorating materials and mechanical systems and mechanical and electrical, if safety concerns exist
  • Roofing
  • New signage, except for internally lit signs
  • Graffiti removal
  • Retroactive project funding for above-listed projects that have been issued a building permit within the last 12 months


A pre-application meeting is required prior to submittal. Please contact: Andrea Mimnaugh, Senior Planner at 303-795-3719, or


June, 2021

2021 Program mailed to property owners

June – July, 2021

Pre-application meetings with staff

September 3, 2021


October 18, 2021

Historical Preservation Board (HPB) review and decision making

October 18, 2023

Deadline for completion of the project

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