Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grants available

Staff Report

September 10, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is accepting applications for historic preservation survey and planning grants. Deadline for receipt of applications is Oct. 31, 2013. Approximately $80,000 will be awarded from funding appropriated by the U.S. Congress for preservation efforts through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund.

State and local government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations and firms, and educational institutions are qualified to apply. Eligible projects may include architectural and archaeological surveys; preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations; heritage education programs relating to preservation activities; pre-development activities; comprehensive planning documents; and development projects.

A complete grant package, including a grants manual and application packet with program descriptions, funding priorities and selection criteria is available by contacting Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240 ext. 720, by emailing her at pam.a.brooks@wv.gov, by writing: SHPO, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Charleston, W.Va. 25305 or at the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org/shpo

The announcement of grantees is planned for February 2014.