State Historic Preservation Office
Guidelines for North Carolina's Certified Local Government Program*
VII. Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Certified Local Governments
E. Funding Priorities

CLGs should be awarded funds on a competitive application basis. The state is not required to award funds to all CLGs that are eligible to receive funds. The annual project emphasis will be determined by the SHPO and conveyed to CLGs as early as possible in the grant application cycle. Within a local government area, the usual sequence of activities is as follows:

  1. Identification of historic and prehistoric resources.

    Projects should include:

    a. An historical/architectural survey of a county, town, downtown area or residential neighborhood.

    b. An archaeological survey.

    Identification of resources as the result of a survey will be a prerequisite for projects involving the evaluation or protection of resources unless otherwise justified.

  2. Evaluation and Protection of historic and prehistoric resources based on local need.

    Projects could include:

    a. Nominations to the NRHP. (Nominations may be individual structures or sites; historic district or multiple resource nominations, which include both individual properties and historic districts.)

    b. Land-use and historic preservation plans.

    c. Design guidelines for historic districts.

    d. Public education programs and materials.

    e. Technical assistance to owners of historic properties.

    f. Architectural plans and specifications, feasibility studies for development and restoration/rehabilitation of properties listed in the NRHP (when allowed under the conditions imposed on states which receive HPF monies).

    g. Testing of archaeological sites to evaluate their eligibility for the NRHP.

* Reproduced for the City of Washington Department of Planning and Development Website from the January 1992 revision of this document.
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