Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) - Historic Preservation Fund (HPF)
05/17/19 Receipt or postmarked
Grants to Nevada certified local governments to preserve local historic resources. Funding is intended for activities such as surveys and planning, public education, archaeological investigations, and building rehabilitation.
Eligible proposed projects must meet the mission of the NHPA and be a benefit to the State of Nevada. Therefore, the Applicant’s proposed historic preservation and/or archeology projects must fall within Program Areas as defined by the NPS:
- Survey and Inventory
- National Register Nomination
- Public Education
Please pick one program area below for your application and complete only that form. For additional information regarding these program areas, see:
The SHPO has set the following priorities for fiscal year 2019:
1. Projects that will survey and complete National Register of Historic Places evaluations of historic areas, or draft nominations to the National Register, with an emphasis on
commercial/income producing properties.
2. The creation or updating of preservation or survey plans for local governments within the state.
3. Public education projects that will result in products (brochures, webinars, reusable training, etc.) to educate the public and local governments about the benefits of historic preservation
Please note that other projects will also be considered. However, projects that respond to the above priorities will receive additional points when scored by SHPO staff.
For special requirements regarding this year's program areas, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 177444
Applicants should be prepared to complete the funded phases of a project within 9-12 months from the date the funding agreement is executed.
Applicants must be a certified local government.
Through an application process, the State of Nevada’s ten (10) percent HPF allocation* is offered to its CLGs first. Currently, those CLGs consist of Carson City, Las Vegas, Reno, and Storey County. Once the ten (10) percent requirement is met, any remaining funds, if available, are then offered to qualified applicants for projects also dealing with historic preservation and/or archaeology and which meet funding priorities.
*One very important item to note is that the ten (10) percent HPF allocation amount changes every year since it is dependent on the Federal budgeting and allocation process.*
Private property owners are not eligible.
Resources must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places to be eligible for grant-assisted rehabilitation projects.
Applications for FY2019 subgrants must be received by the SHPO or postmarked no later than Friday, May 17, 2019.
The HPF subgrant is a 60/40 matched reimbursement-based grant. The ‘Federal Share’ is funded to a maximum of 60 percent of the total project cost. The applicant contributes the remaining Non-Federal Share or ‘matching’ share of 40 percent.
If your property has a covenant placed on the deed as a result of an HPF subgrant for development to rehabilitate the structure, you will need to obtain permission from this office to conduct any structural or visual modifications to that property.
Certified Local Governments: http://shpo.nv.gov/services/certified-local-governments
Historic Preservation Plan for Nevada: http://shpo.nv.gov/services/historic-preservation-plan-for-nevada
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications should be mailed or delivered to:
State Historic Preservation Office
HPF Subgrant Program
Attn: Rebecca Palmer
910 S. Stewart Street, Suite 5004
Carson City, NV 89701-5248
Rebecca L. Palmer, State Historic Preservation Officer
Shauna Tilley, HPF Subgrant Manager