Department of Historic Resources
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2021
Randy Jones, DHR
Public Information Officer
Caitlin Sylvester, DHR
ESHPF Grant Project Coordinator
—First batch of funds will support projects in Mathews, Pittsylvania, and Halifax Counties, the towns of Pulaski (Pulaski Co.), Keysville (Charlotte Co.), and Montross (Westmoreland Co), the City of Richmond, and projects that span multiple localities—
RICHMOND – Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources (DHR) has released the first batch of survey and planning projects funded though the National Park Service’s (NPS) Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) disaster assistance program for Hurricane’s Michael and Florence. The projects were selected on a competitive basis and, in addition to fully funding the projects, DHR will provide the necessary administrative services.
This first round of ESHPF grants will fund projects in Mathews, Pittsylvania, and Halifax Counties, the towns of Pulaski, Keysville, and Montross, the City of Richmond, and projects that span multiple localities. DHR anticipates that these projects will result in new and/or updated information for over 1,400 historic and cultural resources in the Commonwealth.
These ESHPF Survey and Planning projects will support and enable—
Three of the projects involve archaeological surveys by water and by land along portions of rivers to record potential new archaeological sites and revisit previously recorded sites:
The NPS awarded DHR $4.7 million in funding to provide recovery assistance to historic resources damaged by hurricanes Florence and/or Michael in September and October 2018 that are listed or are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The award from the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) administered by the NPS enables DHR to contract projects and make sub-awards to historic resources in the 52 eligible counties and cities in Virginia that were identified in FEMA major disaster declarations 4401 and 4411.
Originally posted: June 15, 2021
Updated: July 22, 2021