Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH)
09/27/19 5:00 PM Receipt
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#: 175246
All grant projects must follow prescribed benchmarks and must be completed by December 1, 2022.
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
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