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Historic preservation grant applications available

By Staff | Jan 28, 2011

CHARLESTON – Applications are now being accepted for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Approximately $500,000 will be available for grant awards, contingent upon appropriation of funds from the West Virginia Legislature or the United States 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. 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.

For more information about the historic preservation development grants or a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org/shpo/forms.html, or contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at 304-558-0240, ext. 720.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31.