$136,117 in grants awarded to preserve local historic resources in Colorado
DENVER, Colo. (March 22, 2018)—Nine Certified Local Government (CLG) communities in Colorado will receive $136,117 in grants for historic preservation projects. History Colorado awards CLG grants to community projects that have high public benefit, urgency, and a strong focus on historic preservation.
These grants enable local governments to take charge of their own historic resources, providing funding for historic preservation workshops, conference attendance, resource surveys, and more. This year’s grants will help fund the following projects:
City of Aurora—$1,800 for preservation standards workshop
Boulder County—$19,320 for a cultural resource survey of Sherwood Gulch and Upper Sherwood Gulch
City of Cortez—$7,708 for historic walking tour podcasts
Town of Elizabeth—$25,000 for Old Town Elizabeth historic survey
Gilpin County—$24,914 for Russell Gulch historic resource survey, phase II
City of Greeley—$9,100 for preservation workshop
Otero County—$25,380 for Japanese-American history and resources
City of Pagosa Springs—$14,895 for survey plan
Park County—$8,000 for Fairplay intensive survey, phase II
A CLG is a county or municipality that carries out local preservation efforts with training and guidance from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) at History Colorado and the National Park Service.
Each year, SHPOs are required to give out 10% of their Federal Historic Preservation Fund dollars to local governments through the CLG program. The grants in Colorado are augmented with an additional $50,000 from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to help communities with the cash match requirements.
Local Governments, certified by History Colorado and the National Park Service, can apply for grants each fiscal year. The SHPO at History Colorado solicits, reviews, awards, and manages these grants by following National Park Service guidelines.