NYLON – Applications are now open to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG).
According to a press release from the Preservation League of New York State, a total of $265,128 is available in 2016 for projects including but not limited to historic structure reports, building condition reports for local libraries, cultural landscape reports for an Olmsted-designed park, and cultural resource surveys of downtown or residential neighborhoods.
“Through its grant programs, the League has strategically invested in the rehabilitation of historic places, leveraged significant additional cash and in-kind resources, and protected properties at the local, state and national level through landmark designations,” said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. “These grants help the League’s growing constituency conserve, protect and use their cultural resources, and are an important catalyst in realizing community preservation goals.”
Grant amounts will not exceed $3,000 and the total cost of the applicant’s project may not exceed $3,500. Each applicant must provide $500 toward the total project cost. The League will disburse this amount over two grant rounds, Preserve New York and TAG in the spring, and an additional TAG funding round in the fall.
Since 1993, Preserve New York has provided support for historic structure reports, cultural landscape reports and cultural resource surveys. In 2016, the program will also offer grants for building condition reports.
In 2016, the Preservation League especially encourages projects that advance the preservation of neighborhoods and downtowns that qualify for the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs, continue the use of historic buildings such as museums, opera houses, theaters, and libraries for cultural, interpretive, and artistic purposes, and identify and preserve architecture and landscapes designed after World War II.
The application deadline for Spring TAG and 2016 Preserve New York is Monday, Apr. 11. Guidelines for current grants and recipients of previous grants are posted on the League’s website here.
Prospective applicants must discuss proposed projects with Preservation League staff before receiving an application by contacting Erin Tobin, Director of Preservation, at (518) 462-5658 x 12 for more information or to request an application.
The Preserve New York Grant and Technical Assistance Grant programs are made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
You can view available preservation grants here.
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