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Free AHPP Grant Application Workshop November 2

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a grant application workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, at the Department of Arkansas Heritage Building at 1100 North Street in Little Rock for people interested in applying for the agency’s County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs.

Admission is free, but reservations must be made by Thursday, October 27, by calling Joia Burton at (501) 324-9883 or sending e-mail to [email protected].

The AHPP’s grant programs to be covered in the workshop are:

* County Courthouse Restoration Subgrants, which are financed through Real Estate Transfer Tax funds distributed by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for rehabilitation of historic county courthouses across Arkansas

* Historic Preservation Restoration Grants, which distribute funds raised through the Real Estate Transfer Tax to rehabilitate buildings that are listed on the Arkansas or National Registers of Historic Places and owned by local governments or not-for-profit organizations or for cemetery preservation.

The workshop will focus on grant eligibility, grant selection criteria, and an explanation of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent. Applicants submitting Letters of Intent by November 17 can receive technical assistance from the AHPP for the 2018 grant cycle and ensure that their grant requests focus on activities that will help safeguard the long-term survival of their historic properties. A letter of intent can be submitted by visiting http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Preservation-Services/county-courthouse-restoration-grants or http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Preservation-Services/historic-preservation-restoration-grants.

Applications for County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration Grants will be due in the AHPP office at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018. Applications can be found at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Preservation-Services/county-courthouse-restoration-grants after November 17. Applications for Historic Preservation Restoration Grants will be due in the AHPP office at 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and applications can be found at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Preservation-Services/historic-preservation-restoration-grants after November 17.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.



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