Detailed guidance regarding specific aspects of historic building rehabilitation (masonry, windows, paint, etc.) can be found here. They can help building owners and contractors recognize and resolve common problems prior to work. The briefs are especially useful to Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program applicants because they recommend methods and approaches for rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their historic character.

Preservation Briefs >>>​
Guidelines for Historic Storefront Rehabilitation>>>

Guidelines for Window Restoration>>>

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. The National Park Service and the IRS administer the program in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices. See here>>> for more information on the program.


The objective of the façade grant program is to provide assistance for the maintenance, rehabilitation, and upgrade of existing commercial properties within downtown Hazleton. The grant program is intended to stimulate building improvements while being mindful of the historical significance and uniqueness of downtown architecture. This program is designed to enhance the appearance of the district, and indirectly, make a positive statement about downtown Hazleton’s business climate.

The grant program is funded by the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress (DHAP), which has been made possible by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program. The objective of this program is to promote joint public/private action and investment, which will complement and enhance other downtown revitalization efforts.


​Facade grants up to $5,000 are available to owners of downtown properties located within the Main Street Program Boundary. Priority will be given to properties located within "Arts & Innovation District." See map>>> 

Grants are competitive, and must be matched 1:1 by the property owner. See guidelines and example grant application.