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PBN announces State Preservation Grants

Author: Robert Creenan

Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) and the Preservation League of New York State will be hosting an informational meeting on January 27 to discuss the nature of grant funding opportunities. The $265,128 in funding comes in the form of two recently announced Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) issued through the Preservation League of New York State (Preserve NY) and the New York State Council on the Arts.

PBN Executive Director Jessie Fisher is encouraging the community to be more active in preserving historic buildings. “Historic preservation has been important to Buffalo’s recent revitalization and it also highlights the region’s unique assets,” Fisher said.

Preserve New York has conducted local work in the past by helping neighborhoods to obtain National Register Historic District nominations, such as Elmwood, Allentown, the Fargo Estate, and the Prospect Hill/Columbus Park neighborhood. The organization has also funded the Darwin Martin House Cultural Landscape Report and the Historic Structure Report for the Williamsville Water Mill.

The Technical Assistance Grant program provides support (up to $3,000) for small consulting projects. Eligible applicants include not for profit arts and cultural groups, and municipalities managing historic sites, museums, arts facilitates, and other culturally significant institutions that are housed in publicly accessible historic structures.

The deadline for the grant application is April 11, 2016, which means that there is plenty of time to participate. If you are interested in attending this meeting, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost at 716-852-3300 or ocammisa-frost@pbnsaves.org to reserve a seat.

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