Historic preservation grants available

Submitted to the Tribune

Applications for federal historic preservation grants administered by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 6.

Grant funding is provided by the National Park Service as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and is used to support the preservation efforts of government agencies and nonprofit organizations, a press release stated. Grants may be used to support building rehabilitation, historic preservation surveys and projects which promote heritage tourism throughout the state. Previous projects funded by this program include the underwater exploration and documentation of the SS Tahoe scuttled near Glenbrook and the painting of the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City.

Priorities for the 2014 funding cycle include surveys and National Register nominations for mid-20th century architectural resources and for threatened historic and prehistoric archaeological resources. SHPO is also focusing on proposals for educational preservation programs, the release stated.

The Preservation Office encourages first time applications from local governments and nonprofit organizations, particularly those from rural communities. For additional information about historic preservation grants, eligibility or an application, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 775-684-3450 or visit

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