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Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits and Individuals for Historic Preservation Planning and Projects

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USA: Washington, DC

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Preservation Initiatives (PI) Grant Program - Virginia Avenue Tunnel

DC Preservation League (DCPL) and DC State Historic Preservation Office (DC SHPO)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #164516

Grant Description

GOAL
The goal of the fund is to distribute funds
within the geographic area surrounding the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project that will be used to preserve, restore, research, identify and evaluate, interpret or otherwise bene t historic resources within the project area.


MISSION STATEMENT
The Preservation Initiatives (PI) Grant Program provides matching grants to individuals and non-pro t organizations for preservation planning, research, outreach/education, and bricks and mortar projects related to historic and cultural sites. These grants are intended to help stimulate public discussion, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, make technical expertise accessible, and encourage partnerships.

Eligible Projects must be:
Located within the Area of Potential Effect (see map above);
• Involve properties which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and/or the
DC Inventory of Historic Sites, or determined eligible for listing in the National Register/DC
Inventory by the DC SHPO;
• “Historic preservation-related”;
• Comply with The Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties,
as applicable;
• Involve “bricks and mortar” work, survey, evaluation, historical research, archaeological
investigations, public outreach, interpretation or other closely related topics.


Funding is available for the following four project types related to historic sites:

Preservation Planning
Award Range: $5,000-$10,000 | Match Percentage Required: 25%
Develop strategies for the preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of a historic property/site. (Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district)

Research
Award Range: $5,000-$10,000 | Match Percentage Required: 25%
Support for research efforts related to a historic property/site. (Applicant must make a strong case for the historic significance of the building/site. Research that will support development of a nomination must demonstrate owner support)

Outreach & Education
Award Range: $5,000-$10,000 | Match Percentage Required: 25%
Development of programs or educational material related to a historic site(s) that actively engage & educate the public. (Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district)

Bricks & Mortar*
Award Range: $10,000-$50,000 | Match Percentage Required:100%
Exterior work that physically preserves a historic property (Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district). *A preservation plan and/or a supporting report is strongly encouraged.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Pre-Application Information:

October 16, 2017: Application opens
January 19, 2018: Application closes - NO EXCEPTIONS
After the application closes, the review process begins. All grantees will subsequently be notified of whether or not they are receiving a 2017 PI Grant. Successful grantees will then sign a grant agreement.
Must be postmarked on or before January 19, 2018.

Preservation Planning, Research, and Outreach & Education projects require a 25% match. Bricks & Mortar projects require a 100% match.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is available for the following four project types related to historic sites:

Preservation Planning
Award Range: $5,000-$10,000 | Match Percentage Required: 25%
Develop strategies for the preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of a historic property/site. (Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district)

Research
Award Range: $5,000-$10,000 | Match Percentage Required: 25%
Support for research efforts related to a historic property/site. (Applicant must make a strong case for the historic significance of the building/site. Research that will support development of a nomination must demonstrate owner support)

Outreach & Education
Award Range: $5,000-$10,000 | Match Percentage Required: 25%
Development of programs or educational material related to a historic site(s) that actively engage & educate the public. (Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district)

Bricks & Mortar*
Award Range: $10,000-$50,000 | Match Percentage Required:100%
Exterior work that physically preserves a historic property (Building/site must be a locally designated historic landmark or a contributing resource to a historic district). *A preservation plan and/or a supporting report is strongly encouraged.

Term of Contract:

Awarded projects must be completed within one year of signing the grant agreement.*Bricks & Mortar projects are allowed up to two years for completion.

Contact Information:

Apply Online:
https://dcpres.wufoo.com/forms/z2r6joi1ld881f/

For questions about the grant program please contact:

Jacqueline Drayer
Outreach & Grants Manager

Phone: 202.783.5144
Email: jacqueline@dcpreservation.org

Address:
D.C. Preservation League
1221 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 5A
Washington, D.C. 20036

MAIL TO:
DC Preservation League (PI Grant - VAT) 1221 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 5A Washington, DC 20036

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