Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sen. Young encourages not-for-profits/municipalities to apply for historic preservation funding

Remnants of New York State’s rich history can be found in every community, and historic preservation grants can preserve these treasures for generations to come, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District).
Senator Young is encouraging organizations and municipalities that support historical preservation efforts to apply for grant funding through the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program, which is accepting applications through September 12.
“Our communities are home to numerous historical structures and educational museums. Preserving and protecting these landmarks, whether it is an architectural, historic or artistic resource, enhances the quality of life for residents and provides tremendous learning opportunities for future generations of New Yorkers,” said Senator Young.
“I was proud to support funding for the New York State Council on the Arts and this grant program in the state budget. I strongly urge any local historical or cultural organizations, and any municipalities that qualify, to apply for this funding program,” Senator Young said.

The application deadline for the TAG funding is Monday, September 12. The total cost of an applicant’s project may not exceed $3,500 and each applicant must be able to provide $500 toward the total project cost.
Complete guidelines for grants are posted on the Preservation League of New York State’s website at Prospective applicants are required to discuss potential projects with Preservation League staff before receiving an application, and can do so by calling 518-462-5658 x10.