Department of Historic Resources
For Immediate Release
July 23, 2019
Randy Jones, DHR
Public Information Officer
Blake McDonald, DHR
Manager Architectural Survey & Cost Share Grants Program
—Grants will support projects in the counties of Essex, Fairfax, and Middlesex; the towns of Abingdon (Washington Co.), Chase City (Mecklenburg Co.), and Port Royal (Caroline Co.); and the cities of Norfolk, Salem, and Virginia Beach—
RICHMOND – Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources (DHR) has awarded Cost Share Survey and Planning Program grants to fund nine historic resources surveys in three counties, towns, and cities during Virginia’s current fiscal year, which began July 1.
This year’s grants will go to the counties of Essex, Fairfax, and Middlesex, the towns of Abingdon, Chase City, and Port Royal, and the cities of Norfolk, Salem, and Virginia Beach.
DHR expects that survey projects slated for these localities will result in new or updated information for hundreds of historic properties in the Commonwealth as well as new nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
DHR awards the cost share grants on a competitive basis and the agency matches the amount of money that successful grant applicants commit to a proposed project. In addition to funds, DHR also provides administrative services for each project selected.
The 2019-2020 cost share projects meet DHR’s survey priorities, which include updating older survey records, recording resources in under-surveyed parts of the state, and documenting places associated with Virginia’s diverse history.
The grant recipients are local governments and planning district commissions. These entities typically use the funding to survey or identify historic properties, prepare national register nominations, or develop preservation plans.
This year’s cost share projects, which must be completed by June 2020, will support and enable—
The cost share program was launched in 1991, and to date more than 120 localities have participated in it.
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Updated July 23, 2019