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Community Heritage Preservation Grant (CHPG)

Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits, Agencies, and
School Districts to Preserve Historic Buildings

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Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH)

Deadline Date:

09/27/19 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Mississippi nonprofits, school districts, state agencies, counties, and municipalities to preserve historic courthouses and schools. Certified local governments may also restore other types of historic buildings. Funding is intended to restore, rehabilitate, develop, and interpret historic buildings. To be eligible, a building must be designated a Mississippi Landmark under the provisions of the Antiquities Law of Mississippi prior to application. Repair is preferable to replacement; temporary repairs will be funded only under extraordinary circumstance.

In Certified Local Government (CLG) communities, those communities which have established a historic preservation commission and program certified by the National Park Service, grant funds may also be used for projects involving historic buildings other than courthouses or schools. See Additional Eligibility below for a list of certified communities.

Eligible items include, but are not limited to:
- Repair and/or replacement of roofing material
- Repair and/or replication of original windows and doors
- Repair and/or replication of original exterior siding material
- Repair and/or replication of significant exterior architectural elements, such as missing or severely dilapidated columns, turrets, cupolas, domes, or clock towers
- Removal of artificial siding (vinyl, metal, etc.)
- Repair of foundation and masonry
- Repair of structural elements, such as floor and ceiling joists, rafters, trusses, beams, or rotted floors
- Repair of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, if the existing systems jeopardize the historic property
- Exterior cleaning
- Repair, restoration, or replication of missing or deteriorated interior features considered significant to the historic character of the property, such as decorative plaster work, faux finishes, carved/decorative moldings and trim, wood paneling, mantels, staircases, flooring, and decorative wood work. The features must be documented through historic photographs, original architectural drawings, or architectural investigation.
- Development, design, fabrication, and installation of exhibits to interpret aspects of Mississippi’s history. This work may include conservation of exhibit artifacts, research for the exhibit, etc.

For additional information on grant requirements, see: http://www.mdah.ms.gov/new/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CHPG_R13_App.pdf#page=5

For information regarding selection criteria and grant priorities, see: http://www.mdah.ms.gov/new/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CHPG_R13_App.pdf#page=9

Upon award of the grant, recipients agree to submit a signed and notarized covenant agreeing to continued preservation and maintenance of the building for a period of 25 years from the grant award date.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175246

Term of Contract:

All grant projects must follow prescribed benchmarks and must be completed by December 1, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include (a) government entities, including counties and municipalities; (b) school districts; and (c) private, non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, including historical societies, preservation organizations, and private schools.

Individuals and private, for-profit entities are not eligible.

The 53 CLG communities in Mississippi eligible for projects involving historic buildings other than courthouses or schools:

Aberdeen, Baldwyn, Biloxi, Booneville, Brandon, Canton, Carrollton, Carthage, Claiborne County, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Como, Corinth, Durant, Gautier, Greenville, Greenwood, Hattiesburg, Hazlehurst, Hernando, Holly Springs, Indianola, Jackson, Kosciusko, Laurel, Leland, Lexington, Louisville, McComb, Meridian, Mound Bayou, Mount Olive, Natchez, Newton, Ocean Springs, Oxford, Pascagoula, Philadelphia, Port Gibson, Quitman, Raymond, Senatobia, Sharkey County, Starkville, Tunica, Tupelo, Vicksburg, West, West Point, Woodville.

Only historic courthouses and school buildings are eligible in all other communities.

One person may serve as both project coordinator and project professional if he or she is qualified. Grant applicants should contact the Historic Preservation Division if there are questions regarding these positions.

Ineligible items include, but are not limited to:
- Reconstruction of an entire building, landscape, or archaeological site
- Mitigation activities performed as a condition or precondition for obtaining a state or federal permit or license
- Projects whose entire scope of work consists of routine or annual maintenance
- Acquisition of historic properties, sites, or collections
- Landscaping that is part of non-historic site improvements, such as sidewalks or parking lots

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted in person or by mail until 5 p.m. on September 27, 2019.

MDAH staff will evaluate all applications. Complete applications will then be presented to the Board of Trustees at its special meeting on December 6, 2019.

Applicants must provide evidence of cash matching funds (private, local, or federal) in an amount not less than 20% of the total project.

The Department of Finance and Administration will pay grants on a reimbursable basis upon the successful completion of the project.

Grant projects must have a designated Project Coordinator. In addition, projects above $75,000 require a licensed architect.

After grants have been awarded, successful grant applicants must attend a grant administration workshop in Jackson at a time and location to be announced by MDAH. Attendance is mandatory for the grantee or the project manager.

Timeline:
- September 27, 2019: Application deadline (MDAH must receive applications before 5:00 PM on this day whether they are delivered in person or mailed)
- December 6, 2019: Project selection - The MDAH Board of Trustees selects the projects to be funded. Award Notifications.
- January 24, 2020: Grant meeting - Grantees or project sponsors must attend a workshop where they will receive a manual detailing their rights and responsibilities. Memorandum of Agreement
- December 1, 2022: Completion deadline - Projects must be completed by this date

To find a property's Mississippi Landmark status, contact the Technical Preservation Services section of the Historic Preservation Division, or search the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory Database: http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/search.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications in person to to:
Roger Walker, Grants Coordinator
The Charlotte Capers Archives Building (next to the Old Capitol Museum)
100 South State Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Mail applications to:
Roger Walker, Grants Coordinator
Historic Preservation Division
MS Dept of Archives and History
P. O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571

Aileen de la Torre
601-576-6940
info@mdah.ms.gov

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