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Historic Preservation Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Available

June 5, 2014



CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 5 -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History issued the following news release:

Applications are now available for historic preservation Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Submissions must be postmarked by July 15, 2014.

Approximately $173,000 will be available for these grant awards. This supplemental funding was awarded to the SHPO from the National Park Service to provide technical assistance and emergency repairs to historic and archaeological resources in counties that were declared emergencies and affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Those counties are Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster and Wyoming.

Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation, or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places that were adversely affected by the hurricane. Properties owned by church organizations or used exclusively for religious purposes, and governmental properties that are not accessible to the public are not eligible for funding. All applications must include documentation of damage related to the hurricane.

A complete application package, including allowable activities, criteria for evaluation and grant guidelines is available by calling the SHPO grants staff at (304) 558-0240 or visiting http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/GrantManual/disastergrant/Disastergrant.html.

For more information on the grant programs, contact Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator, at (304) 558-0240 or pam.a.brooks@wv.gov.

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