GRANTS

Alabama Historical Commission announces 2022 grant program

Special to the Eagle
Posted 7/8/21

The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2022 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through Aug. 13.

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GRANTS

Alabama Historical Commission announces 2022 grant program

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The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2022 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through Aug. 13.

AHC will administer a $1.3 million grant program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature in Fiscal 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022), for improvements to and educational programming at historic sites in Alabama, and for monuments to commemorate historical events and places. 

Sen. Arthur Orr said, “It addresses needs all over the state to help preserve our historical structures – many times taking care of those not-so-glamorous improvements that are necessary in any older structure: a new roof, replacing rotted wood, sub flooring support, and many other similar type improvements.”

Grants will be awarded to public or non-profit entities who own and operate historic sites in Alabama, reflect an education-based mission, concentrate on educational programming, and reflect the geographical diversity of the state. Grants will not be awarded to any entity receiving funding directly or indirectly from the Education Trust Fund or the General Fund. Grants will also not be awarded to any private or for-profit business or organization. Amounts will not exceed $50,000 for any one entity. 

Alabama Historical Commission Chairman Eddie Griffith said, “We encourage entities across the state that operate historic sites to think creatively in developing educational programs and in planning improvements that preserve and interpret our shared history as Alabamians.”

 Preference will be given to properties built before 1840 to 1943 that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and to historic school structures.

 “Last fiscal year, the Historic Sites Grant Program helped to facilitate several types of improvements, including roof replacements, window restorations, and exterior painting,” said Lisa D. Jones, executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission. “The goal of the 2022 grant program is to assist historic sites throughout Alabama with both improvements and educational programming, which will help preserve them for future generations.”

 The Grant Application and Guidelines are available on the AHC website. Applicants must submit an official 2022 Historic Sites Grant application available on the AHC website at ahc.alabama.gov/resources/grants.aspx.  

Applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to Heather Thornell, Grants and Contracts manager, Alabama Historical Commission, by Aug. 13. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. AHC will announce the grant awards in October.

 To learn more about the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit ahc.alabama.gov.