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03/17/15

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Contact: Melvena Heisch
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4484
mheisch@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/shpo

National Register Nomination Grants Round Two

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is now accepting applications for round two of its annual matching grants to state, local and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations for the preparation of National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations. The SHPO reserved $10,000 of its FY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) allocation from the U.S. Department of the Interior for these grants. The deadline for round two applications is June 3, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Each grant is limited to $1,000 and the applicant must provide a nonfederal, cash match of at least $700. Grant recipients will use the funds to retain an appropriately qualified professional to complete an individual property nomination for the NRHP.

The NRHP is the catalogue of our nation's significant buildings, structures, sites, districts, objects and landscapes. While listing in the NRHP is not a guarantee of preservation or of financial assistance, it is one of the most important components of the preservation strategy for any significant property. The designation provides increased public awareness of these irreplaceable resources, provides limited protection for them, qualifies property owners for federal tax credits under certain circumstances, and may qualify the property owner for grant assistance when such programs are funded.
 
To obtain an NRHP nomination grant application, just go to www.okhistory.org/shpo/nrgrant.htm. You may also obtain the application from the SHPO by calling 405-521-6249.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  





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