Historic preservation development grants available

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Historic Buildings on Main Street Buckhannon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now available for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Department of Arts, Culture and History. Projects eligible for grants include the restoration, rehabilitation or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Deadline for receipt of applications is postmarked by April 1, 2019.

The SHPO anticipates that approximately $369,000 will be available for these grant awards, contingent upon an appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature or United States Congress.

Applicants may be a state or local government agency, not-for-­profit organization, private citizen, for-profit firm or organization, education institution or certified local governments. Privately owned properties are eligible only in instances where there is evidence of public support or public benefit. Governmental properties that are not accessible to the public are not eligible.

A complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria is available at http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/GrantManual/development.html or contact Pam Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240 or Pam.A.Brooks@wv.gov.

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.