Grants Available - Preserve New York, Technical Assistance

Not-for-profits, Municipalities Encouraged to Apply

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ALBANY, NY (02/06/2013)(readMedia)-- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through two signature grant programs of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Preserve New York

A total of $100,000 is available for historic structure reports, historic landscape reports and cultural resource surveys. Grants are likely to range between $3,000 and $10,000 each. The application deadline is May 1, 2013.

Eligible projects may include but not be limited to: a historic structure report for a cultural institution or public building; a historic landscape report for an Olmsted-designed park; or a cultural resource survey of a downtown or residential neighborhood.

In 2013, the Preservation League especially encourages projects that advance the preservation of neighborhoods and downtowns that qualify for the NYS Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit; continue the use of historic public buildings such as museums, theaters, and libraries for cultural, interpretive, and artistic purposes; identify and protect buildings and cultural landscapes at risk due to technological, transportation and energy developments; and identify and preserve architecture and landscapes designed after World War II.

For Preserve New York Grant Program guidelines, visit the League's website at Prospective applicants should contact the Preservation League to discuss their projects and to request an application form.

TAG Program

A total of $45,103 is available to provide support for projects that preserve New York State's cultural and historic resources. The application deadline is May 1, 2013.

The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers and other design and preservation professionals working with not-for-profit groups and municipalities to preserve their arts and cultural buildings, structures and other resources.

Funds will be disbursed in two grant cycles in 2013. Grants 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.

Not-for-profit arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing arts/cultural facilities are encouraged to apply. The applicant group may apply for short-term, discrete projects that advance the preservation of historic sites, museums, 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.

"The Preserve New York and TAG programs provide essential tools to help the League's growing constituency conserve, protect and use their cultural resources," said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. "Grantees receive more than just funding from these grant programs, they benefit from technical guidance and a long-term relationship with the League."

The Preservation League invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. It leads advocacy, economic development and education programs across New York State.

The Preserve New York Grant and Technical Assistance Grant programs are 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 Preserve New York and TAG recipients, visit the League's website at .