Grants given for painting historic homes, barns

The New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation (NMTHP) is offering a limited number of grants to New Milford property owners who are planning to paint the exterior of their historic barns.

Paint grants for the exterior of historic homes are available.

Homeowners may qualify for a grant of up to $250 to be used for the purchase of paint, according to NMTHP vice president Patricia Greenspan.

Applicants should respond in writing to the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 274, New Milford, CT 06776, outlining their plans for painting of their property.