Applications Available for Preserve New York Grants

Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

A total of $90,444 is available for historic structure reports, historic landscape reports and cultural resource surveys. Grants are likely to range between $3,000 and $10,000 each. The application deadline is May 2, 2011.

Examples of eligible projects include: historic structure reports for cultural institutions and public buildings- historic landscape reports for municipal parks- and cultural resource surveys of downtowns and residential neighborhoods.

In 2011, the Preservation League especially encourages projects that advance the preservation of neighborhoods and downtowns that qualify for the NYS Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit- preserve architecture and landscapes of the recent past- and continue the use of historic public buildings.

For Preserve New York Grant Program guidelines, visit the League’s website at Prospective applicants should contact the Preservation League to discuss their projects and to request an application form.

The Preservation League of New York State is a private, not-for-profit organization that works to protect and enhance the Empire State’s historic buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods. The New York State Council on the Arts is the state’s arts funding agency. The Preservation League and NYSCA have collaborated on this grant program annually since 1993.

Organizations and municipalities receiving grant awards in 2010 were: Broome County (2): First Ward Action Council- Town of Vestal- Chemung County: City of Elmira- Cortland County: Cortland Downtown Partnership- Erie County (2): Allentown Association- Nash House Museum- Livingston County: Livingston County Historical Society- Montgomery County: Montgomery County Department of History and Archives- New York County: Two Bridges Neighborhood Council- Niagara County: Oakwood Cemetery Association- Onondaga County: Preservation Association of Central New York- Putnam County: Manitoga- Rensselaer County: Pittstown Historical Society- Schuyler County: Village of Watkins Glen- Ulster County: Jewish Federation of Ulster County- Westchester (2): Friends of Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, Inc.- City of Yonkers Department of Planning and Development.

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