Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) is now accepting applications for FY 2017 federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) pass-through grants, which are available to Certified Local Governments (CLGs). Eligible projects include architectural and archaeological surveys, nominations of eligible districts and properties to the National Register of Historic Places, survey publication manuscripts, local preservation design guidelines and preservation plans, educational programs, and restoration of National Register-listed properties. Funds for restoration are limited and not available to privately-owned buildings. Eligible applicants are local governments and local historic preservation commissions as well as nonprofit organizations and educational institutions within the jurisdiction of a CLG.

Please note that before preparing and submitting an application, applicants must contact HPO staff to discuss the scope of work and budget of their potential project along with the grant standards and requirements. HPO staff contacts are listed in the attached instructions.

An estimated total of $90,000 to $95,000 may be available for projects in CLG municipalities and counties, in accordance with federal requirements. A list of CLGs is linked below. Unfortunately, funds for non-CLG projects are not available.

Grant awards, which may cover up to sixty per cent of total projects costs, generally range from $1,000 to $15,000 and are available on a reimbursement basis. Local matching funds should try to cover at least forty per cent (40%) of the total project costs. Grant projects will be selected for funding on a competitive basis.

Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Applicants must submit the signed paper original. Applications sent by email or fax will not be accepted.  Nonprofits and educational institutions submitting an application through a CLG should submit their proposed application to the CLG by the beginning of January of 2017. See the Instructions for Completing the 2017 Application linked below for more details.

Awards will be announced by May of 2017. Projects should be underway by the fall of 2017. All projects must be completed by Friday, August 24, 2018.

The following links are in PDF format. Please read the cover memo for important information about this grant cycle.

Cover memo to CLGs about 2017 HPF grants from Ramona Bartos, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Application form for 2017

Instructions for completing the 2017 application

List of Certified Local Governments (CLGs) in North Carolina as of October 31, 2016

State Preservation Plan Goals and Objectives

For more information, contact Michele Patterson McCabe, grants coordinator, michele.patterson.mccabe@ncdcr.gov, 919-807-6582

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