The Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program – Application Portal is CLOSED, the submission deadline was on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 5:00pm.

Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (NBN) received a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior to create the Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program.

The purposes of the program are to

  • Revitalize properties and preserve past investments in National Register Historic Districts in Muskogee,
  • Conserve National Register historic structures for future generations,
  • Increase the viability and livability of existing housing stock in the historic districts of Muskogee while preserving the history embodied in the historic homes, and
  • Foster economic development in Muskogee through the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

Reference this FAQ Sheet for specifics on eligibility and preparing an application.

*To qualify for this subgrant, properties must be located in and listed as a contributing property identified within one of Muskogee’s historic commercial or residential districts on the National Register of Historic Places.

The primarily residential historic districts are Founders’ Place Historic District (NRIS: 10005081) and Kendall Place Historic District (NRIS: 05001418).

Muskogee’s historic commercial districts are the Bacone College Historic District (NRIS: 14001027), the Depot and Freight Historic District (NRIS: 06001114), and the Pre-Statehood Commercial District (NRIS: 83004210).

Click HERE for a list of eligible contributing properties within the districts.

The Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program is open through the (MHRSP) Application Portal.  Submission timeline is Friday, March 15th, 2024 to Friday, May 17, 2024.

For more information or application questions please contact us at or by calling (918) 310-1132.

HERE is the MHRSP Application Timeline.


Eligible Applicant Resources:

Resources for Application Assistance List (added 03/29/2024)

MHRSP Application Workshop Slides (added 04/02/2024)

Contractors/Architects with Historic Preservation Experience (added 04/09/2024)


Local Resources:

City of Muskogee – Planning Department

City of Muskogee – Planning Department (Zoning & Permitting Resources)

Historic District Design Guidelines

Founders’ Place Historic District Pattern Guide


Helpful Resources:

Oklahoma’s National Register of Historic Places Search

Oklahoma Historical Society – Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office

Oklahoma Historical Society – Consultant List Search

National Park Service – The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

National Park Service – National Register of Historic Places

News Articles:

PUBLIC NOTICE March 14, 17, 19, 2024 – Muskogee Phoenix – ‘Eligible Property Notice/Public Information Meetings’

NEWS ARTICLE March 19, 2024 – Muskogee Phoenix – ‘Grants aim to boost appeal’

NEWS RELEASE January 6, 2024 – Muskogee Phoenix – ‘City of Muskogee (Public Works) Ordinance Resolution No. 2971 to allow Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (NBN) to issue Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) on behalf of the Historic Preservation Commission for the Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program’

NEWS RELEASE August 10, 2023 – National Park Service – ‘National Park Service awards over $9.6 million in grants to support preservation in rural communities’

NEWS RELEASE August 15, 2023 Muskogee Phoenix – ‘Program awards NBN with $750K grant’


The Muskogee Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program is being supported in part by the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

“This material was produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior under Grant Number #P23AP01971-00. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s} and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.”