West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

Historic Preservation Development Grants Available


CHARLESTON, WV — Applications are now available for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. The deadline for submission is postmark April 1, 2013.

Approximately $500,000 will be available for these grant awards, upon an appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature or U.S. Congress.

Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation, or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Properties owned by church organizations or used exclusively for religious purposes are not eligible for funding. Governmental properties that are not accessible to the public also are not eligible for funding. All applications must show evidence of public support and public benefit.

A complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria is available from the grants staff of the Historic Preservation Office at (304) 558-0240 or on our web site at http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/GrantManual/development.html.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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