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2022-2023 Survey and Planning Cost Share Program

Susie G. Gibson High School in Bedford County.
Susie G. Gibson High School in the Town of Bedford.
Susie G. Gibson High School in the Town of Bedford.
DHR is now soliciting applications for our 2022-2023 Survey and Planning Cost Share Program. Cost share projects are funded through a partnership between DHR and a local government and/or regional planning district commission. Eligible projects encompass a broad range of survey and planning activities, protection of historic resources through identification, documentation and evaluation, and preservation planning activities consistent with the responsible stewardship of historic resources. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m., April 1, 2022.
More information about the program and the application can be found on the DHR website or by contacting Blake McDonald at DHR ( The Request for Applications is available here. The image below shows the Susie G. Gibson School in the Town of Bedford. The school was constructed in 1953 to provide “separate but equal” facilities for Bedford County’s Black high school students during the era of Jim Crow segregation. The Town of Bedford used Survey and Planning Cost Share Program funds to nominate  Susie G. Gibson School  and the Bedford Training School to the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.

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