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 $400,000 will be available for grant awards, 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 in the State or National Register of Historic Places. Properties owned by church organizations or used exclusively for religious purposes are not eligible for funding. Privately owned properties are eligible only in instances where there is evidence of public support or public benefit. In addition, governmental properties that are not accessible to the public are not eligible.
For more information about the historic preservation development grants or a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, visit the Division’s web site at www.wvculture.org/shpo/forms.html, or contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2009.
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. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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