Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has provided additional support for the fall TAG funding round.
A total of $28,690 is available, which includes $18,690 from NYSCA and $10,000 from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Funds from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor must be used within the corridor.
“Through its grant programs, the League has strategically invested in the rehabilitation of historic places, leveraged significant additional cash and in-kind resources, and protected properties at the local, state and national level through landmark designations,” Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League, said in an announcement to the press. “These grants help the League’s growing constituency conserve, protect and use their cultural resources, and are an important catalyst in realizing community preservation goals.”
“We are pleased to partner with the Preservation League of New York State to direct technical assistance funding to protect critical cultural and historic resources within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor,” said Executive Director Bob Radliff.
The application deadline for the Fall TAG round is Tuesday, September 8. Guidelines for grants are posted on the League’s website at www.preservenys.org. Prospective applicants must discuss proposed projects with Preservation League staff before receiving an application. Contact the Preservation League at 518-462-5658 extension 10 for more information or to request an application.
The Preservation League of New York State launched the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program in 2012 to support discrete projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources.
Not-for-profit arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing arts/cultural facilities are encouraged to apply. The applicant group may apply for short-term, standalone projects that advance the preservation of historic sites, museums, opera houses and theaters, arts facilities and other culturally important institutions that are located in historic buildings and structures that are open to the public. These professional studies include: building conditions surveys, engineering/structural analyses, feasibility/reuse studies and specialized building conservation studies. Preparation of architectural plans and specifications are not eligible.
Grant amounts will not exceed $3,000 and the total cost of the applicant’s project may not exceed $3,500. Each applicant must provide $500 toward the total project cost.
The Preservation League invests in people and projects that champion the role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of historic buildings and landscapes. It leads advocacy, economic development and education programs across New York State.
The Technical Assistance Grant program is made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
For a list of previous grant recipients, visit the League’s website at www.preservenys.org.