The Commonwealth of Virginia has been awarded $750,000 in grant funds through the 2023 NPS Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program (PBHRGP) to support the rehabilitation of historic buildings and sites in the state’s southwestern region. In alignment with its overarching mission to ensure that Virginia’s historic places are valued and used as assets for education, tourism, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality, DHR will administer the award by establishing a subgrant program to fund approximately three preservation projects in Appalachian Virginia. Public entities and nonprofit organizations based in Southwest Virginia that steward historic places in this 25-county region for the public good will be eligible to apply for funds from the subgrant program.
All historic properties funded through the subgrant program must be listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or be determined eligible for listing by DHR. Public entities and nonprofits looking to fund rehabilitation projects in any of the 25 counties or eight independent cities of Southwest Virginia are encouraged to apply to the subgrant program.
A full list of eligible counties and cities within the region as identified by the Appalachian Regional Commission and listed below:
COUNTIES: Alleghany, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe
CITIES: Bristol, Buena Vista, Covington, Galax, Lexington, Martinsville, Norton, and Radford
More information including the application process, estimated timeline, and additional eligibility details will be updated on this webpage in Fall 2023. If you would like to be contacted when the application is released, fill out the form linked here: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/grants/paul-bruhn-interest/