Technical Assistance Grants Available

Applications Sought for Historic Preservation Funds

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ALBANY, NY (08/13/2013)(readMedia)-- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), a statewide program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

A total of $14,553 is available to provide support for projects that preserve New York State's cultural and historic resources. The application deadline is September 16, 2013.

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.

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 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 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.

Prospective applicants must first discuss their project with the appropriate League staff person. For Eastern New York including New York City and Long Island, contact Erin Tobin at 518-462-5658 x12. For Western and Central New York including the Southern Tier, contact Tania Werbizky at 607-257-6510. To review TAG guidelines and a list of previous grant recipients, visit the League's website at