March 31 Deadline for Historic Preservation Grants | Community

CHARLESTON– Applications are now available for matching Historic Preservation Development Grants through the State Office of Historic Preservation of the Department of Arts, Culture, and History. Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation, or archaeological development of historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, postmark.

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

Private properties are only eligible where there is evidence of public support or public interest. Government properties that are not accessible to the public are not eligible for funding. Applicant can be a state or local government agency, non-profit organization, private citizen, business or for-profit organization, religious organizations, educational institution, or certified local governments.

A full program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, is available at https://wvculture.org/agencies/state-historic-preservation-office-shpo/grants/ or contact Christy Moore, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at 304-558-0240 or [email protected]

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