The National Park Service announced$7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants. This important grant program, named after longtime Vermont preservationist Paul Bruhn, supports the preservation of historic sites and helps to foster economic development in rural communities by supporting sub-grant programs. This round of grants will go to 11 recipients in 10 states, benefitting historic preservation projects in rural communities across the country. This year's grants will support the rehabilitation of historic theaters in rural communities across Idaho and historic revitalization projects in Alabama's black belt, just to name a few. The program was established in 2018 and is funded through the Historic Preservation Fund.
Preservation Action continues to advocate for increased funding for the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization program. The program is open to State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profits to support preservation projects in their rural jurisdictions. The National Park Service recently posted successful sample grant applications for Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants and other competitive grant programs, to assist applicants for future rounds of funding. Learn more about this year's grant recipients!
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