CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now being accepted for FY 2024 historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH). Approximately $100,000 will be awarded from funding appropriated by the United States Congress for preservation efforts through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund. Grant funds are awarded on a matching basis. Deadline for receipt of applications is Oct. 31, 2023.
A complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, and access to the GoApply on-line grant application portal, are available at https://wvculture.org/agencies/state-historic-preservation-office-shpo/grants/ or contact Christy Moore, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240 or Christina.J.Moore@wv.gov.
State or local government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations or firms, and educational institutions and Certified Local Governments (CLG) are eligible to apply. Eligible projects include architectural and archaeological surveys, preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations, heritage education programs relating to preservation activities (i.e. hands-on window or masonry workshops), pre-development activities and comprehensive planning documents projects. Funded projects must be completed by Aug. 31, 2024.
A competitive process is used to determine the recipients. An outside grant panel reviews and makes recommendations to the West Virginia Archives and History Commission. The recommendations of the Commission are submitted to the Governor’s Office, who has final decision on awarding of grants. The projects are selected based on how they best meet the established priorities and criteria stated in the grant information. All grant monies must be administered in accordance with federal and state requirements.
The announcement of grantees is planned for April 2024, contingent upon receipt of an allocation by the National Park Service.
The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation, and museums. Visit the department’s web site at www.wvculture.org for more information.
The Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.