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. Examples of eligible projects for this grant program include: historic structure reports for public buildings; historic landscape reports for municipal parks; and cultural resource surveys of downtowns and residential neighborhoods. In 2009, the Preservation League especially encourages projects that advance the preservation of architecture and landscapes of the recent past, preserving historic bridges and transportation corridors including rural roads, canals, and related structures. Project should also focus on preserving and continuing to use historic municipal buildings and supporting Main Street revitalization.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and not-for-profit organizations.
FUNDING: A total of $96,400 is available, with individual grants likely to range between $3,000 and $10,000 each.
DEADLINE: May 4, 2009.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the League’s regional directors of Technical and Grant Programs: Eastern New York, including New York City and Long Island, Erin Tobin, 518-462-5658, or Central and Western New York, includingSouthern Tier, Tania Werbizky, 607-272-6510; or visit the Preservation League of New York State’s Web site: www.preservenys.org.