West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

Historic Preservation Development Grants Still Available (deadline update)


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now being accepted for a second round of historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Approximately $250,000 will be available for grant awards, contingent upon appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature or the U.S. Congress. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2012.

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. Privately owned properties are eligible only in instances where there is evidence of public support or public benefit. In addition, governmental properties that are not accessible to the public are not eligible.

The SHPO also is accepting heritage education grant applications for technical workshops related to historic preservation restoration work. Local and county governments, historic landmark commissions and nonprofit organizations interested in co-sponsoring a workshop with the SHPO should contact the office for a workshop application.

For more information about the historic preservation development grants, a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, or a heritage education grant workshop application, contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org/shpo/forms.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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