Kickstart Session: Unlocking the Delaware Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

Federal and state historic tax credits can be used as a source of capital for historic preservation development projects. When considering this tax credit program it is important to understand the eligibility criteria, rehabilitation requirements of a historic property, and how to complete the tax credit application. Join us as Delaware’s State Historic Tax Credit Manager, Kara Briggs, explains the significant aspects of the program developers should be aware of if they are contemplating applying for these tax credits to capitalize a historic preservation project.

Please register by February 17th to ensure recipient of the Zoom link needed to attend this session. We look forward to seeing you on February 21st!


Kickstart Sessions complement the Jumpstart Wilmington program and offer information around specific topics related to the development process. 

About the Speaker

Kara A Briggs is an Architectural Historian at the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ State Historic Preservation Office. She is based at the division’s main office located at 21 The Green in Dover. She holds an MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a concentration in Historic Preservation from the University of Delaware where she also earned certificates in Museum Studies and Human-Subjects Training. She holds a BA in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2018, she successfully completed the ARCUS Professional Fellowship training program focusing on effective (preservation) advocacy strategies, utilization of collective impact frameworks to solve preservation challenges, practice risk mitigation and develop evaluation techniques. Briggs’ responsibilities at the division include managing the State’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, conducting cultural-resource reviews of federally funded or permitted projects for Section 106 compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act for historical and architectural properties; and providing coordination services with state designated Certified Local Governments.

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