The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office is extending the deadline for Survey and Planning grant submissions to this Friday.
All grants must be postmarked by that date to receive consideration for funding. The deadline was extended from Oct. 31 because of inclement weather around the state.
Approximately $80,000 will be awarded from funding appropriated by the U.S. Congress for preservation efforts through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund. State and local government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations and firms, and educational institutions are qualified to apply. Eligible projects may include architectural and archaeological surveys; preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations; heritage education programs relating to preservation activities; pre-development activities; and comprehensive planning documents. Development grants will be considered if there is sufficient funding.
Grant funds are awarded on a matching basis through a competitive process. The announcement of grantees is planned for February 2013, contingent upon receipt of an allocation by the National Park Service. Funded projects must be completed by June 30, 2014.
A complete grant package, including a grants manual and application packet with program descriptions, funding priorities and selection criteria is available by contacting Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at 304-558-0240, ext. 720, or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.