Story last updated at 7/4/2012 - 1:43 pm
The Office of History & Archaeology is accepting applications for historic preservation predevelopment and development grant projects to be completed by September 30, 2014. The grants are to assist with preserving, stabilizing, restoring, or rehabilitating historic buildings and structures.
Those eligible include individuals, businesses, corporations, local governments, and state agencies owning properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places or already determined eligible for listing. Churches cannot apply for development grants but can apply for predevelopment grants.
The grants are reimbursable and matching. The Office of History & Archaeology anticipates that $250,000 will be available. Half of that amount will be awarded this year to projects that can be completed by September 30, 2013. The other half will be awarded - as the anticipated funds become available - to projects that can be completed by September 30, 2014. Predevelopment grant requests are limited to a minimum of $3,500 federal share. Development requests are limited to a minimum of $10,000 and maximum of $25,000 federal share.
Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, faxed, or delivered by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012. For additional information and an application, contact the Office of History & Archaeology, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565, call 907-269-8721, send a fax to 907-269-8908, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or go online to http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/grant/akdev.htm.