New grant opportunities available through the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office

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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) received $ 350,000 in grants from the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants program through the National Park Service. The objective of this grant program is to support the rehabilitation of historic buildings in historic rural main streets and / or commercial districts in Wyoming.

Grant funds can be used for restoration and preservation projects of historic buildings including, but not limited to, roof repairs, foundation stabilization, window rehabilitation, infrastructure upgrades necessary, accessibility of ADA and restoration of the interiors of buildings. Preference will be given to projects that have not received any form of federal grant in the past.

For Wyoming properties to be eligible, the property must be: a) Commercial or mixed-use property; and b) listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. If the property is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the owner must agree to do so prior to the completion of the project.

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Grant funding will be targeted to communities that have a Historic Preservation Board certified by the State Historic Preservation Office or involved in the Wyoming Main Street program. The community must have less than 50,000 inhabitants according to the US Census Bureau.

Funding requests can be submitted by private, educational, tribal, and nonprofit governments located in these rural areas of Wyoming:

Eligible Wyoming Main Street communities include:

Approved:
Evanston
Gillette
Green river
Laramie
Rawlins
Rock springs
Sheridan

Affiliate:
Douglas
Platte County
Sundance
Thermopolis

In grass:
Afton
Goshen County
Cokeville

Eligible Wyoming CLG communities include:

Albany County
Douglas
Evanston
Fremont County
Gillette
Glenrock
Green river
Kemmerer
Meeteetse
Natrona County (not including Casper Town)
Park County
Rock springs
Sheridan County
Sublette County
Teton County
Washakie County
Weston County
Wheat land

Grant application guidelines and the application form are available on the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office website, https://wyoshpo.wyo.gov.

Grant application deadline: March 1, 2021. (An additional deadline may be established if grant funds remain available.)

For more information on this grant program, please contact: Brian Beadles, 307-777-8594, [email protected] or Linda Kiisk, 307-777-7566, [email protected]


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