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Apply Now for State Funding for Historic Barns and Cemetery Projects!

In partnership with the Washington Trust, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP),  is pleased to announce that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the seventh round of grant funding available for owners of historic barns and the second round of grant funding for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries.

The Heritage Barn Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register in 2007, a statewide list of historically significant barns, and owners of designated Heritage Barns are once again eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects. The Historic Cemetery Preservation Program is intended to honor veterans and support the ongoing preservation of historic cemeteries through funding for capital projects. Approximately $900,000 is available to be granted through both programs; $450,000 for each. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation administers both grant programs for DAHP and will be hosting free workshops throughout the state for anyone wishing to learn more about both the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative and the Historic Cemetery Preservation Program. The Washington Trust will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the process for completing application documents.

The deadline to submit applications for both grant programs is Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Applications and more information for each program can be accessed at the DAHP website.