The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for the the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. This program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and managed by the National Park Service. Funding for the HPF is provided from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease revenues, not tax dollars. HPF programs are annually appropriated by Congress and this funding is from the 2021 appropriation. All grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require matching funds (except for Save America's Treasures).
The goal of the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is to fund subgrant PROGRAMS that support the rehabilitation of historic properties to foster economic development of rural communities. These subgrant programs, will fund preservation projects for historic sites to include architectural/engineering services and physical preservation. Grantees will create and administer their own subgrant program and select multiple projects to fund through a competitive process.
Eligible subgrant properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or determined eligible for listing at the National, State, or local level of significance and located within rural (non-urban) communities with populations less than 50,000. State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profits can now apply for funding that will in turn be subgranted to projects in rural communities in their jurisdictions.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read and understand the limitations of this grant program and have carefully reviewed the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Notice of Funding Opportunity contains all the information you will need to create a successful application. Applicants must register through SAM.gov and Grants.gov to apply. It is best to begin this process early to avoid potential delays submitting your application. Learn more about how to apply for an HPF grant by visiting our Youtube channel.
The grant opportunity number is P22AS00030.
Congress has appropriated $7.5 million in funding for FY2021.
Applications are due February 22, 2022.
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