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FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THE CARE OF HISTORICAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERIES AND GRAVES

The Department of Historic Resources is pleased to announce the availability of grants for the care and maintenance of historical African American cemeteries and gravesites in Virginia. It is also our pleasure to announce that the General Assembly has amended Code of Virginia §10.1-2211.2 to extend the eligibility date. As of July 1, 2022, any grave, monument, or marker placed in an African American cemetery that is associated with a person buried prior to January 1, 1948 will now be eligible to receive funding. Grants are available to qualified charitable organizations established to care for historical African American cemeteries as well as to persons and local governments that own historical African American cemeteries.
To apply, please visit our Grants page  – please contact Joanna Wilson Green at joanna.wilson@dhr.virginia.gov or 804-482-6098 with any questions.

Originally posted: June 29, 2022
Updated: June 29, 2022