At the beginning of each state fiscal year (July 1), DHR announces the availability of funds for the care and maintenance of historical African American cemeteries and graves, defined by Code of Virginia§10.1-2211.2 as “a cemetery that was established prior to January 1, 1948 for the interment of African Americans.” The deadline for grant applications for the current state fiscal year (“SFY”) is May 30, 2023.
Organizations having received funds in the previous fiscal year (2021-2022) must complete and submit a Reconciliation of Requirements form [link] as agreed to in the Acknowledgment of Reporting Requirements document. Disbursement of funds will not take place until this document is received and accepted. Please note that any person or organization requesting funds must be registered with the eVA Customer Care portal (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-289-7367). A template to assist in completing these requirements may be found here: AA Reporting Template.
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact Joanna Wilson Green at email@example.com.