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Historic Preservation development grants available

1/14/03

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 awarded, contingent upon appropriation of funds from the West Virginia legislature or the United States Congress.

Eligible projects include the restoration or rehabilitation of historic sites listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places. Properties owned by church organizations or used exclusively for religious or governmental purposes are not eligible for funding. Privately owned properties are eligible only in instances where there is evidence of public support or public benefit.

For more information about the historic preservation development grants or a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2003.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779
ginny.painter@wvculture.org