Moore County properties eligible for state historic preservation grants

Historic Lynchburg properties like Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant are now eligible for a new state preservation grants. Two million dollars in funding will be available from the Historic Property/Land Acquisition Fund (HPLAF) Grant Program this year. Applications are open now through August 31, 2024. | A Lynchburg Times Photo

The Tennessee Historical Commission recently announced a new grant fund to restore National Register-listed historic properties in Tennessee. Two million dollars in funding will be available from the Historic Property/Land Acquisition Fund (HPLAF) Grant Program this year. Applications are open now through August 31, 2024.

The grants are competitive and can be used for Historic Restoration or Rehabilitation Projects for National Register-listed properties that have a public benefit.

“This new grant program fulfills our mission to help restore and revitalize historic places across our state by offering a much-needed funding opportunity,” said Patrick McIntyre, Tennessee State Historic Preservation Officer and Executive Director of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The grant program requires a 10% match of project funds from the grantee and is for properties currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places that also have a strong public engagement component such as museums, courthouses, and libraries. Applications are submitted through the TDEC Grant Management System (GMS). Visit our website for additional information and access to GMS.

For information on the new HPLF grant program, please contact Dan Brown or Bobby Cooley. For more information about the Tennessee Historical Commission, please visit the website. •

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