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HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE
GRANTS FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES

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PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
MAY 2014

HURRICANE SANDYDISASTER RELIEF
ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

Public Law 113-2 appropriated $50 million for historic preservation projects to provide disaster relief in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia affected by Hurricane Sandy which occurred during 2012.

The purpose of this supplemental funding is to provide technical assistance and
emergency repairs to historic and archeological resources impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Only hurricane-related damage is eligible for grant assistance. NPS will rely on the assessment and documentation of the SHPO offices to determine eligibility of storm damaged resources and eligible grant expenditures related to the storm damage.

FUNDING SOURCE:                        National Park Service

AUTHORITY:  Chapter 29, Article 1, Section 1 and Section 5 of the Code of West Virginia, The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 USC 470).

GUIDELINES/REGULATIONS:  All projects must comply with (1)  All applicable  Secretary of the Interior's Standards;   (2) La­bor standards and, when applicable, the prevailing wage rates as established by the West Virginia Department of Labor and Assur­ances-Construction Programs as listed on Standard Form 424D; (3) Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by Section 504 of the Rehabili­tation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act; West Virginia competitive bidding and purchasing requirements; and 18 USC 1913 regarding the use of federal funds for lobbying activi­ties. (4) Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:   Applicant may be a state or local government agency, not-for-­profit organization, private citizen, for-profit firm or organization, or education institution.  Applicant may not be a religious organization.  In addition, the applicant or project sponsor must:

and

PROPERTY ELIGIBILITY:
1.         The property must be eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
2.         Buildings used for religious purposes or owned by a religious organization are not eligible.
3.         Buildings used for governmental purposes only and not open to the public are not eligible.

GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are available at www.wvculture.org/shpo  or by contacting the Historic Preservation Office at:

Division of Culture & History
The Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.
Charleston, WV 25305
304/558-0220 Ext. 720

DEADLINE:   Postmarked by July 15, 2014                       

BEGINNING DATE:          Upon signature of contract with SHPO                                         
ENDING DATE:                  12 months from date of contract with SHPO

FUNDING LIMIT:              No grant will be awarded for less than   $ 1,000.00

Applicants must submit one (1) signed original and four (4) copies of the grant application and all attachments to the above address.  Do not submit applications in binders or spiral bound books. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Historic Preservation office staff reviews applications for com­pleteness and eligibility and forwards projects to an outside grant panel for review.  Staff compiles a listing of projects reviewed by the panel ac­cording to the criteria for evaluation.  The recommendations of the panel are sent to the Archives and History Commission.  This may result in partial funding of some projects.

APPROVAL TIME:    The Archives and History Commission will review and select projects.  Awards will be announced after the Commission Meeting.

GRANT CONDITIONS

HURRICANE SANDY
DEVELOPMENT GRANT ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES

GRANT PROGRAM PURPOSES:  To assist organizations and individuals in the protection, rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization of resources listed in the National Register of Historic Register.

ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES

PRESERVATION:    The act or process of applying measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials of an historic resource; work, including measures to protect and sta­bilize the property; applying measures to sustain the existing form, context, integrity and materials of a resource.

PROTECTION: Applying measures designed to affect the physical condition by defending or guarding it from deterioration, loss or attack, or to cover or shield the site from danger or injury.  This is usually of a temporary nature, and anticipates future preservation treatment.

REHABILITATION:   The act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alterations while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural, and architectural values.

RESTORATION:    The act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particu­lar period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period.  The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-related work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restora­tion project.

STABILIZATION: Applying measures designed to reestablish the physical stability of a deteriorated historic resource while maintaining the essential context and integrity as it exists at present.


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