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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Va. Historical African American Cemetery & Graves Fund (Revised Documents)

With the new state fiscal year (2019-2020) beginning July 1, DHR announces the availability of funds for the care and maintenance of historical African American cemeteries and graves, defined by Virginia Code (§10.1-2211.2) as “a cemetery that was established prior to January 1, 1900, for the interment of African Americans.”

Please use these revised forms:

Program Manual, and Application and Maintenance Agreement forms.

Please note: Organizations having received funds in the prior state fiscal year (2018-2019) must successfully complete the reporting requirements for that fiscal year within 90 days of July 1, 2019 as agreed to in the Acknowledgement of reporting requirements document before SFY 2019-2020 funds will be disbursed. A template to assist in completing the reporting requirement in available here.

If you have questions about the program or these documents, please contact either Stephanie Williams (804 482-6082) or David Edwards (540 868-7030).

Updated July 2, 2019