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January 11, 2013

Flood Recovery Funds Still Available

Filed under: Funding, Uncategorized — Leslie Coburn @ 11:56 am
Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park after 2012 Flood

Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park after 2012 Flood

Funds are still available to assist historic properties damaged in June 2012 storms.  The Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is administering $250,000 in state funding.  A simple pre-application will help determine whether a property is eligible for assistance.  Grants are available to owners who have exhausted other sources of disaster assistance, such as FEMA and insurance. 

Where must the property be located?  See this map for counties and tribal areas included in the grant program. 

Which properties are eligible?  Those that are listed in or eligible for lising in the National Register of Historic Places, including buildings that are contributing to a historic district.  If you’re not sure whether your building is eligible, send in the pre-application, along with photos, for a determination.   Other kinds of historic resources, such as museum archives, that were damaged by flooding also may be eligible.

Who may apply?  Homeowners, commercial property owners, owners of rental properties, units of government, and nonprofit organizations.

How much?  The maximum grant for most historic properties is $15,000; the cap for properties listed in the National Register is $30,000. For special cases, more assistance may be requested.

How do I apply?  Complete the pre-application (PDF) and mail it to the address on the form.

What’s the catch?  Repairs will need to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

For more information, see Printable Documentation (PDF) or SHPO’s Flood Recovery Webpage.

Still have questions?  Contact Leslie Coburn at (651) 259-3457 or leslie.coburn@mnhs.org

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