Grant Funds for Preservation Projects!
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin and the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) are pleased to announce Round 24 of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund grant program. The MHC is now accepting applications for Round 24 grants. It is anticipated that funding for Round 24 will be in the range of the previous grant round, Round 23, which was funded at $780,000.
The Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPPF) is a state-funded 50% reimbursable matching grant program established in 1984 to support the preservation of properties, landscapes, and sites (cultural resources) listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Applicants must be a municipality or nonprofit organization.
Historic cultural resources in public and nonprofit ownership and use frequently suffer from deferred maintenance, incompatible use, or are threatened by demolition. These important resources represent a significant portion of the Commonwealth’s heritage. By providing assistance to historic cultural resources owned by nonprofit or municipal entities, the Massachusetts Historical Commission hopes to ensure their continued use and integrity. The program is administered in accordance with 950 CMR 73.00.
Here are some important dates to remember for the MPPF process:
Application deadline: March 23, 2018 Award selection: June 13, 2018 Mandatory Awardees LPC Workshop: July 12, 2018 Project end date: June 30, 2019
MPPF grant workshops provide an opportunity to learn about the MPPF program, application process, and grant requirements. Workshop days, time, and locations are found below. No registration is required. Round 24 MPPF applications are due March 23, 2018. Please call the MHC at 617-727-8470 or e-mail Paul Holtz if you need additional information.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meekins Public Library 2 Main Street Williamsburg, MA
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:00 – 12:00 noon Massachusetts Historical Commission Massachusetts Archives Building 220 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA
Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Millbury Public Library 128 Elm Street Millbury, MA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Massachusetts Historical Commission Massachusetts Archives Building 220 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA
Thursday, February 8, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pilgrim Hall Museum 75 Court Street Plymouth, MA
For more information on the MPPF grant, application and criteria please visit the MHC website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcmppf/mppfidx.htm