CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now available for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Arts, Culture and History. Eligible projects 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 March 31, 2020.

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

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  It is anticipated that approximately $369,000 will be available for these grant awards, which are contingent upon an appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature or United States Congress.

For more information on the programs of the Historic Preservation Office call (304) 558-0240. The Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.