New Grant Opportunities Available Through Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office

New Grant Opportunities Available Through Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) received $350,000 in grant funding from the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program through the National Park Service. The objective of this grant program is to support the rehabilitation of historic buildings on rural historic main streets and/or commercial districts in Wyoming.

Grant funds may be used for restoration and preservation projects to historic buildings, including but not limited to, repairing roofs, stabilizing foundations, rehabilitating windows, upgrading necessary infrastructure, ADA accessibility and restoring building interiors. Preference will be given to projects which have not been awarded any form of federal grant funding in the past.

In order for Wyoming properties to qualify, the property must be: a) a commercial or mixed use property; and b) listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. If the property is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property owner must agree to do so by the completion of the project.

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Grant funding will be targeted to communities which have a Historic Preservation Board certified by the State Historic Preservation Office or involved in the Wyoming Main Street program.  The community must be under 50,000 in population according to the US Census Bureau.

Applications for funding may be submitted from private, educational, tribal governments and nonprofit entities located in these Wyoming rural areas:

Qualifying Wyoming Main Street communities include:

Certified:
Evanston
Gillette
Green River
Laramie
Rawlins    
Rock Springs
Sheridan

Affiliate:
Douglas
Platte County
Sundance
Thermopolis

Aspiring:
Afton
Goshen County
Cokeville

Qualifying Wyoming CLG Communities include:

Albany County
Douglas
Evanston
Fremont County
Gillette
Glenrock
Green River
Kemmerer
Meeteetse
Natrona County (not including City of Casper)
Park County
Rock Springs
Sheridan County
Sublette County
Teton County
Washakie County
Weston County
Wheatland

Grant Application Guidelines and Application Form are available on the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office website, https://wyoshpo.wyo.gov.

Grant Application Deadline: March 1, 2021. (An additional deadline may be established if grant funds remain available.)

For more information about this grant program, please contact: Brian Beadles, 307-777-8594, brian.beadles@wyo.gov or Linda Kiisk, 307-777-7566, linda.kiisk@wyo.gov.