Apply for a grant for an intervention on a protected building
Within the framework of the policy for the protection, conservation and restoration of the monumental heritage, the DRAC may fund projects related to the study, maintenance, repair and restoration of protected buildings (classified or registered) as historical monuments not belonging to the State.
This aid, granted in the form of a subsidy to public or private owners of buildings protected under historic monuments, contributes to the safeguarding of national heritage.
Within the framework of the scientific and technical control of the State departments, any application for a grant for repair or restoration work must be preceded by a dialogue with the departments of the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs, namely the architect of the French buildings within the UDAP (ABF) and the regional conservation of historical monuments (CRMH). See also Undertaking work on a protected building.
The grant application must be sent by mail to the DRAC in a standard form (cf. download document) before the end of June of the year preceding the work..
For a study: the project leader must attach to the study summary the documents cited in the list of documents to download.
For maintenance or repair work: see presentation note
For restoration work: following the dialogue with the State services, he must have defined a work programme and know the amount of the operation, have obtained the authorizations required by the regulations in force (building permits or works authorizations), and have drawn up a financing plan if it requests aid from local authorities. (cf. List of documents to be provided)
The State subsidy is not compulsory and can be allocated according to several factors: budgetary availability of the State in the year in question, health emergency of the operation, contribution capacity of the project promoter, possible participation of other communities, opening or presentation to the public. The subsidy rate varies according to these criteria and the level of protection of the protected property.
Works on classified buildings may be assisted by the State, which is instructed by the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs (regional conservation of historic monuments). The grant may amount to up to 50% of the amount of the work is likely to be supplemented by aid from the General Council and/or the Regional Council.
The total amount of direct public aid allocated to a territorial authority responsible for the construction of a project to restore a historic monument may not exceed 80% of the estimated amount of the subsidizable expenditure unless the Prefect of department.
The grant can be between 10 and 40% of the cost of the work.
No commencement of work shall be undertaken until the file has been declared complete.
Administrative and financial unit
Patricia Le Page