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$1 million in grants now available for Delaware historic properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast of the United States.The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is now accepting disaster-relief funding applications for historic properties in the state that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

To be eligible for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grants for Historic Properties, a storm-damaged property must be: listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places; owned by private individuals or organizations (excepting religious entities), local governments or the state; and have documented damage that resulted from the effects of the storm. Repair work funded by the grants must also be consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and in compliance with a number of other state and federal regulations. Already-completed projects may be eligible for funding if they meet applicable requirements.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted no later than March 21, 2014. Successful applicants will receive notification of their awards no later than April 21, 2014.

Go the following for complete information on Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grants for Historic Properties:

Summary of Information

Program Guidelines and Application

Electronic Application

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grants for Historic Properties are funded under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, a $50.7 billion package of disaster assistance largely focused on responding to the effects of the destructive hurricane which struck the East Coast of the United States in late October 2012. The hurricane prompted major disaster declarations in the District of Columbia and 12 states, including Delaware. As part of the act, Congress appropriated $50 million to cover the costs of preserving and/or rehabilitating historic properties damaged by the storm. Subsequently, $1 million was allocated for Delaware’s component of the program which is being administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ State Historic Preservation Office.

For additional information about Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grants for Historic Properties, contact the following:

Overall program administration
Gwen Davis, deputy state historic preservation officer, 302-736-7410 or gwen.davis@state.de.us

Program and grant management
Joan Larrivee, architectural historian, 302-736-7406 or joan.larrivee@state.de.us

National Register of Historic Places questions
Madeline Dunn, historian, 302-736-7417 or madeline.dunn@state.de.us

Contact:
Jim Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone:  302-736-7413
E-mail:  Jim.Yurasek@state.de.us
Web:   http://history.delaware.gov

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