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Historic Preservation development grants available

Applications are now being accepted for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Department of Arts, 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 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, visit the Division’s web site at, or contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 720. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2006.

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, 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. Visit the Division’s web site at for more information about programs of the Division. The Department of Arts, Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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