CCT: Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties

Hurricane Sandy

Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties

 


NEW DEADLINE FOR 2ND ROUND--Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:00




Public Law 113-2 appropriated $50 million from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) for historic preservation projects providing relief for damages in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia caused by Hurricane Sandy, which occurred during 2012. Four Federally-recognized Indian Tribes within the disaster area are also eligible to receive funding. After the mandatory sequestration impacting FY 13 appropriations, the amount of available funds was reduced to $47.5 million.

 

 

Grant Overview and Purpose

The purpose of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties is to provide technical assistance and emergency repairs to historic and archaeological resources in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties which were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Only hurricane-related damage is eligible for grant assistance.

 

On behalf of the National Park Service, the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) offers grant assistance for the restoration of properties listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places which were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

 

Program Highlights:

  • Properties must be listed on the National Register or determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (properties are usually 50 years of age or more)*
  • Grant awards range from $2,500 – $500,000
  • The applicant must have the full funding for the project available and restricted for the purposes of this project as of the date of the application.  If the applicant is requesting progress payments, the applicant must have the funding for the first phase of the project
  • SHPO can reimburse applicants for projects that have already been completed
  • This is a reimbursement grant – grantees are paid upon the completion of an eligible project
  • For all new projects, the applicants must have the funding for the project available and restricted for the purposes of the project by the date of application.  If the applicant is requesting progress payments, the applicant must have funding for the first phase of the project
  • All projects must follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties: http://www.nps.gov/hps/tps/standguide/  
  • Properties owned by religious organizations are not eligible
  • For new projects that involve the restoration of a property or any design work plans and specifications are required to be completed by a Historical Architect that meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards under 36 CFR Part 61
  • All plans and specifications must be reviewed and approved by the SHPO prior to work commencing--the development of plans and specifications are eligible under this grant
  • SHPO may reimburse property owners for projects that have been completed or where a contract has been signed with a contractor prior to September 1, 2013
  • All projects require a Preservation Restriction
  • All properties must be insured
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Public Information Meetings

SHPO hosted seven public information sessions throughout the eligible counties.  For information regarding these sessions please see the presentation below.

 

Public Information Sessions Presentation

 

 



Deadlines

Round 1: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM --extended to Friday, November 22nd at 4:00

 

Round 2: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM --extended to Monday, June 2nd at 4:00

 




 

Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions for Projects that have not yet begun REVISED 9.23.13

Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions for Projects that have been completed REVISED 9.23.13



The Grant Process--Bidding, Contracting & Construction Guidelines

Bidding, Contracting & Construction Guidelines for Public Properties

 

Bidding, Contracting & Construction Guidelines for Private Property Owners





Application Information

SHPO created two grant applications for this program: one for projects that have been completed and one for projects that have not yet begun.  Both applications can be found at the below link:
 
 

 


 



Scoring Criteria and Guidance

For New Projects



Preservation Restrictions

For Public Properties

Preservation Restriction Sample for Public Properties

Preservation Restriction Instructions for Public Properties

 

For Private Properties

Preservation Restriction Sample for Private Properties

Preservation Restriction Instructions for Private Properties

Owner Certification for Private Properties

 

 


Project Signs





Procurement





Progress Payment and Closeout Information


 

Resources

Links to National Park Service Guidance--Secretary of the Interior's Standards, Masonry, Roofing, Windws, Woodwork, Siding

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For more information:

call 860-256-2768 or 860-256-2746

or 

email SHPOSandyRelief@ct.gov 

 

 

 

*For a list of properties listed on the National Register in Connecticut see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Connecticut