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Historic Preservation development grants available

1/14/04

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 $450,000 will be awarded, 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 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 at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31. Applications can be downloaded from the website www.wvculture.org/shpo.

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. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. 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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