Program Introduction

In 2022, the City of Sedalia announced it had been awarded a $750,000 National Park Service (NPS) Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant to support the preservation of the Sedalia Commercial Historic District. The Paul Bruhn Grant Program was created to administer the awarded funds and disburse them to eligible projects to support rehabilitation of contributing structures within the Sedalia Commercial Historic District.

Program Description

The primary goal of the Paul Bruhn Grant Program is to encourage proper exterior historic rehabilitation and preservation to commercial properties located within the City of Sedalia’s Commercial Historic District.

A proper rehabilitation is one that maintains, preserves, and protects as much of the original or historic fabric as possible. Where possible, it is always preferred that historic materials are repaired rather than replaced. Historic architectural elements should only be replaced when they are either missing or deteriorated or damaged beyond repair. If an exterior architectural element is missing, reconstruction is recommended. Adequate historic documentation, such as pictures, should be used, when possible, to accurately reproduce missing exterior architectural elements.

Projects funded by the Paul Bruhn Grant Program must be in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. If the historic property is not currently protected by a preservation easement, a 5-year preservation agreement will be required that meets the minimum federal preservation requirements set by the National Park Service.

Applications were accepted through April 14, 2023. The application process has been closed. Applicants will be notified of funding status after May 12.

This project is supported through the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program funded by the Historic Preservation Fund as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. Learn more about the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants program on