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Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) - Emergency Grant Program

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Public Agencies, and Private
Entities to Repair Damaged Historical Sites

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Texas Historical Commission

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 to Texas nonprofits, public entities, and private entities to repair historic structures and archaeological sites that sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. Grant awards may be used for restoration work, architectural planning and development, preservation planning, curatorial work, and historic resource surveys.

The purpose of the Fiscal Year 2018 Texas Preservation Trust Fund Emergency Grant Program is to provide grant funding to historic properties and archaeological resources in the state-declared disaster area that sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey.

The following grant type categories may be requested:

Archeology

- Curatorial: As related to damage sustained from the hurricane, funding for professional inventory and/or rehabilitation of state associated held-in-trust archeological collections acquired as a result of cultural resource management projects conducted before 1990. Held-in-trust collections refer to those state associated collections under the authority of the THC that are placed in a curatorial facility for their care and management.

- Development (Preservation): As related to damage sustained from the hurricane, funding for stabilization or repair sustained at an archeological site, or for protective measures such as fencing or signage.

- Planning: As related to damage sustained from the hurricane, funding for professional archeological surveys or site investigations, with the subsequent analysis and reporting of results to address specific, significant archeological research issues and assessment needs, and aid in archeological site planning and preservation. Eligible projects are “non-regulatory,” meaning that they are not a part of state or federal project requiring survey or site investigations. Funding may also be available for the production of an archeological report (again, non-regulatory), that explicitly aids archeological site planning and preservation.

Architecture

- Development: As related to damage sustained from the hurricane, funding for preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or reconstruction of a building or structure, as defined by The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings, 2017. Reimbursable costs include: professional fees to supervise construction and the THC-approved costs of construction and related expenses.

- Planning: As related to damage sustained from the hurricane, funding for preparation of property-specific historic structure reports, historic or cultural resource reports, preservation plans, maintenance studies, disaster-related planning, local and regional preservation plans, architectural plans and specifications, and/or feasibility studies.

- Historic Resource Survey: As related to the hurricane disaster, funding for a professional survey and report on multiple historic properties for planning purposes leading to historic designations, preservation ordinances, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148025

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The THC anticipates grant awards to be in the $10,000–$30,000 range. If you can demonstrate a positive impact from an emergency project under $10,000, please consider submitting it for consideration.

Term of Contract:

June 30, 2020 is the deadline to incur reimbursable project expenses for funded projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Preservation grants can be made to any public or private entity that is the owner, manager, lessee, maintainer, or potential purchaser of an eligible property, or any public or private entity whose purpose includes historic preservation.

Please note that the public benefit of the grant-funded work is considered in scoring, and applications from public and non-profit entities are typically more competitive than those from private entities.

Projects including buildings/structures, landscapes, archeological sites or collections associated with archeological sites must either have or be determined eligible for one of the following historic designations to qualify for funding: National Register of Historic Places, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, State Antiquities Landmark, or Held in Trust Collection.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline

- October 16, 2017: TPTF emergency grant application available to download on the THC website.
- August 15, 2018: The THC will accept applications on a rolling basis until the final deadline of 5 p.m. on August 15, 2018.
- April, July, and October 2018: Texas Historical Commission Quarterly Meetings. Public meetings of the THC to consider emergency grant awards.
- May, August, and November 2018: Grant recipients will be notified of the emergency grant awards.
- 3 months from award date: Deadline for THC project review staff to receive project proposals.
- June 30, 2020: Deadline to incur reimbursable project expenses for funded projects, make final application for payment and submit the project completion report.

The THC will accept applications on a rolling basis until the final deadline of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. It is strongly recommended that applications submitted near the deadline be delivered by hand or sent through a private express service, such as FedEx or UPS.

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the application by email, USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact Lisa Harvell.

Faxed applications will be considered incomplete and are ineligible for funding.

A match is not required for the emergency grants; however, the THC will request information on amount of available insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds, Small Business Administration (SBA)
disaster assistance, or other disaster funds.

Grant blog: http://www.thc.texas.gov/blog/thc-awards-hurricane-harvey-recovery-grants

Press release: http://www.thc.texas.gov/news-events/press-releases/texas-historical-commission-announces-preservation-grant-recipients-0

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to tptfgrant@thc.state.tx.us

Submit applications via U.S. Postal Service Mail:
Texas Historical Commission
TPTF Grant Application
Architecture Division, Attn: Lisa Harvell
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711-2276

Submit via hand delivery or courier service:
Texas Historical Commission
Architecture Division, Attn: Lisa Harvell
TPTF Grant Application
108 West 16th St., 2nd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
512/463-6094

Lisa Harvell
lisa.harvell@thc.texas.gov
512-463-6047

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USA: Texas