Projects will be ranked by the architectural or historical significance of the building, and the priority of the work.
The architectural or historical significance will be based on the Historic Properties Inventory of 1977.
Highest priority will be given to projects that result in saving, restoring, or reconstructing original building elements while using original materials that reflect the architectural character or significance of the property.
Second priority will be given to projects that use preservation alternatives, such as different materials, techniques, or methods for rehabilitation of historic buildings.
Projects will receive a lower rating if the property owner is a previous borrower under this program.