Chris Schulz Published

Local Programs Receive Federal Preservation Funds

National park workers doing construction and restoration work next to yellow building Thurmond Depot.
Park workers restoring the historic Thurmond Depot, now repurposed as a visitor's center at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

The National Park Service (NPS) announced last week nearly $10 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to 13 programs in 12 states. 

These grants mark the fifth year of funding for the program honoring the late Paul Bruhn, who served as executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont for nearly 40 years.

West Virginia was the only state to receive two grants totaling $1.5 million.

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, Inc. will receive $750,000 for its Fund for Historic Schools, and the Wheeling National Heritage Corporation will receive $750,000 for its Wheeling Revitalization Subgrant Program.

The grants are intended to support economic development through the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country.

Grants awarded in this round will allow organizations to develop programs and select individual projects in their communities for preservation projects.