The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a grant-writing workshop at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at 501 W. 9th St. in Little Rock for people interested in applying for the agency’s County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.
Admission is free, but reservations must be made by Friday, January 2, by calling Joia Burton at (501) 324-9883 [TDD 501-324-9811] or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AHPP’s grant programs to be covered in the workshop are:
* County Courthouse Restoration Subgrants, which are financed through Real Estate Transfer Tax funds distributed by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for rehabilitation of historic county courthouses across Arkansas
* Historic Preservation Restoration Grants, which distribute funds raised through the Real Estate Transfer Tax to rehabilitate buildings that are listed on the Arkansas or National Registers of Historic Places and owned by local governments or not-for-profit organizations
Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent. Applicants submitting Letters of Intent by January 8 can receive technical assistance from the AHPP for the 2015 grant cycle and ensure that their grant requests focus on activities that will help safeguard the long-term survival of their historic properties. A letter of intent can be downloaded or submitted electronically by visiting www.arkansaspreservation.com/preservation-services/grant-programs/.
Applications for County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration Grants will be due in the AHPP office at 323 Center Street, Suite 1500, in Little Rock no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Applications can be found at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/preservation-services/grant-programs/.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum.