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State Historic Preservation Office announces $180,000 in 2013 grant awards and deadline for 2014 applications

By ThisIsReno
(Photo): Comstock Cemetery courtesy of Comstock Cemetery Foundation.

(Photo): Comstock Cemetery courtesy of Comstock Cemetery Foundation.

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE NEWS RELEASE – The State Historic Preservation Office will distribute more than $180,000 to government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to support historic building rehabilitation or restoration, public education, surveys, planning, and National Register nominations.  The federal monies were provided by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) from off-shore oil and gas lease fees.

2013 grant recipients include the cities of Carson, Fallon, Henderson, Reno, and Las Vegas, the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, the Nevada State Museum, Storey County, the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, the Nevada Indian Commission, Nevada State Parks and the Duckwater Shoshone.  Projects range from the development of historic preservation plans to the restoration and stabilization of significant Nevada resources. More information about the projects is available at the State Historic Preservation Office.

The submission deadline for the 2014 HPF grants is close of business on Friday, December 6, 2013. Applications will be available October, 2013 on the State Historic Preservation Office’s website, www.nvshpo.org.

The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office encourages the preservation of Nevada’s historic and prehistoric heritage through federal and state programs.  It provides federal grants from the National Park Service to fund historic preservation activities in Nevada.  The Office assists federal and state agencies, local governments, private nonprofit organizations and private citizens to preserve buildings and archaeological sites.