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2012 Grant Availability

Funds are Available for Historic Preservation Projects in Your Community!
Now is the time to start thinking about 2012 projects.

What Can You Do With a CLG Grant?

  • Develop or update design guidelines for your commission and property owners
  • Update your local historic preservation ordinance
  • Conduct window repair or other how-to workshops for home owners in your historic district and contractors
  • Send CLG program staff and/or commission members for training
  • Identify and record information about historic properties in your community
  • Collaborate with other CLGs on common preservation issues
  • Create a re-grant program for properties in your National Register historic district
  • Build a web site about your historic preservation programs
  • Develop a local context to guide future survey and evaluation projects
  • Nominate an eligible property to the National Register of Historic Places and/or designate properties to your local register
  • Complete a feasibility study of a vacant National Register listed or eligible building to determine reuse possibilities
  • Develop drawings and specifications for rehabilitation of a National Register-listed or eligible property
  • Restore or rehabilitate a National Register-listed property in your community
Who Can Apply?
The 53 Ohio communities participating in the Certified Local Government (CLG) program. Communities in the process of being certified may apply for a grant if they obtain CLG status by June 15, 2012, when the second round grant applications are due.

How Much $ is Available?
There is $110,579 available for CLG grants in 2012. Approximately $57,000 was obligated to five projects during the first round of project applications. This has necessitated a second funding round.

How Do I Apply?
Click here for the 2012 CLG grant application and instructions. Copies can also be obtained by contacting OHPO at (614) 298-2000.

When Does the Project Have to be Completed?
The grant period for the 2012 projects is May, 2012 through September 2013, approximately 17 months.

When is the Application Due?
Second round application due: June 15, 2012

The Ohio Historic Preservation Office has Identified the following funding priorities for 2012:
  • Projects to develop or update local historic preservation planning documents or the implementation of the communityís historic preservation plan recommendations
  • Community or neighborhood-based survey projects that promote sound preservation planning through the completion of systematic identification and evaluation of historic resources
  • Projects to survey, nominate, or rehabilitate resources of the recent past, such as mid-20th century properties
  • Projects that encourage local protection of historic properties through local designations
  • Education projects with emphasis on green technology or innovative use of technology related to historic buildings
  • Projects that address an immediate threat to a National Register of Historic Places-listed property
Your Proposal Should Address the Grant Selection Criteria:

I. Project Need [0-20 points]
The application explains how completion of the project fits into local and/or State historic preservation goals, explains a specific threat [physical, financial, other] that the project will address, or otherwise adequately justifies the need for the project.

II. Project Benefit [0-20 points]
The application clearly describes the project impact in the community, its relationship with other preservation activities and programs; explains how this will further the local and/or state historic preservation effort, and how the proposed project benefits and has a lasting impact on historic resources.

III. Project Methodology [0-50 points]
The project narrative contains the requisite activities, products or outcomes for achieving the goal and completing the project. A manageable work schedule is proposed including mandatory reviews at the local level and OHPO review periods. The project scope, as presented, complies with applicable Secretary of the Interiorís Standards for Historic Preservation. The narrative calls for qualified in-house personnel or hired consultants to undertake project work. The budget is realistic. Educating the public, working with the local commission, and/or plans to publicize the project are included.

IV. Project Support [0-10 points]
Local support for the project has been expressed, the CLG is involved in project oversight (in the case of administration by a third party), or there is cash match for the grant.

V. Bonus Points: [0-10 points]
Ten (10) bonus points will be added to the score for those applications whose project scope addresses a state funding priority.

Stay connected with OHPO for application forms and instructions, applicant assistance, program updates, filing tips, and grant rules:
Visit or (614) 298-2000.

Click here to download the 2012 CLG Grant Application and instructions.

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