June 5, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2019 GRANT PROGRAM

For Immediate Release
June 5, 2018


Alabama Historical Commission, Marketing & Public Relations Manager:
Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2690 or jacqulyn.kirkland@ahc.alabama.gov

     
ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2019 GRANT PROGRAM

The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) will administer a $750,000 state-funded Grant Program in fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019), for improvements as well as educational programming at historic sites in Alabama.

Grants will be awarded to public or private entities who own and operate historic sites in Alabama. Grants will be awarded to entities that reflect an education-based mission, concentrate on educational programming, and reflect the geographical diversity of the state. Preference will be given to publicly-owned battlefields or structures constructed prior to 1840 that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and historic school structures. Grant amounts will not exceed $20,000 for any one entity.

In fiscal year 2018, the Historical Commission received over 100 applications requesting more than $4.3 million in funding.

“Last fiscal year the Capital Enhancements Grant Program helped to facilitate several types of improvements, including roof replacements, window restorations, and exterior painting,” said Lisa D. Jones, Executive Director of the Alabama Historical Commission. “The goal of the 2019 grant program is to assist historic sites throughout Alabama with both improvements as well as educational programming, which will help preserve them for future generations.”

Applicants must complete an official 2019 Historic Sites Grant application available on the AHC website, http://bit.ly/2xytkrE. Grant Application Guidelines are also available on the AHC website.    

Applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to Tryon McLaney, Contracts and Grants, Alabama Historical Commission, by August 15, 2018. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. AHC will announce the grant awards in October 2018. See additional guidelines on the AHC website.

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About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov


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