News Release Date: August 10, 2021
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $9.7 million in grants to assist 20 preservation projects for historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 10 states.
“HBCUs have been an important part of the American education system for more than 180 years, providing high-level academics, opportunities, and community for generations of students,” said NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge. “The National Park Service’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program provides assistance to preserve noteworthy structures that honor the past and tell the ongoing story of these historic institutions.”
Since 1995, the NPS has awarded $77.6 million in grants to 66 HBCUs. Congress appropriates funding for the program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf to provide assistance for a broad range of preservation projects without expending tax dollars.
Projects funded by these grants will support the physical preservation of National Register listed sites on HBCU campuses to include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures, and objects. Eligible costs include pre-preservation studies, architectural plans and specifications, historic structure reports, and the repair and rehabilitation of historic properties according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
This years’ grants will fund projects including a window restoration project for Centennial Hall at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL, the restoration of pews and stained-glass windows for the Antisdel Chapel at Benedict College in Columbia, SC, and the stabilization of Hermitage Hall for future rehabilitation at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC.
For more information about the grants and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities program, please visit http://go.nps.gov/hbcu. Applications for another $10 million in funding will be available in the winter of 2021.
HBCU Grant Award Recipients
Total funds awarded: $9,684,275
|Alabama||G.W. Trenholm Hall Preservation Project||Alabama State University||$493,200.00|
|Alabama||Williams Hall Historic Preservation Project – Phase II||Miles College||$499,869.00|
|Florida||Preservation and Restoration of Centennial Hall||Edward Waters College||$500,000.00|
|Georgia||Park Street Methodist Church Roof Restoration||Clark Atlanta University||$500,000.00|
|Georgia||Fountain (Stone) Hall Windows Restoration||Morris Brown College||$500,000.00|
|Kentucky||Renovation to Jackson Hall||Kentucky State University||$494,850.00|
|Maryland||University Memorial Chapel Roof and Gutter Repairs||Morgan State University||$500,000.00|
|Maryland||Rehabilitation of Trigg Hall||University of Maryland Eastern Shore||$500,000.00|
|Mississippi||Preservation Initiative for Ballard Hall, Pope Cottage, and Jamerson Hall||Tougaloo College||$500,000.00|
|Mississippi||Oakland Chapel Repairs||Alcorn State University||$500,000.00|
|North Carolina||Historic Preservation of Hermitage Hall||St. Augustine’s University||$499,379.00|
|North Carolina||Restoration of Estey Hall||Shaw University||$499,890.00|
|North Carolina||Preservation of Biddle Memorial Hall – Phase II||Johnson C. Smith University||$499,868.00|
|North Carolina||Rehabilitation of Carnegie Library – Phase III||Livingstone College||$500,000.00|
|South Carolina||Historic Wilkinson Hall HVAC System Schematic Design and Replacement||South Carolina State University||$500,000.00|
|South Carolina||Antisdel Chapel Renovation Project||Benedict College||$500,000.00|
|South Carolina||Duckett Hall Preservation Project||Benedict College||$500,000.00|
|Virginia||Rehabilitation of Vawter Hall – Phase II||Virginia State University||$500,000.00|
|Virginia||The Academy Building Project||Hampton University||$500,000.00|
|West Virginia||Canty House and East Hall Restoration||West Virginia State University||$197,219.00|
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