State Historic Preservation Office
Guidelines for North Carolina's Certified Local Government Program*
VII. Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Certified Local Governments
G. Evaluation of Application

Applications will receive comprehensive review by a DAH Review Committee, after which recommendations will be made to the SHPO. The state shall make available, upon request, the rationale for applicants selected and the amounts awarded. Project selection will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Assessment of Need

    The application should contain a brief description of the problems and opportunities affecting the historic resources in the community. The statement may be supported by evidence, such as statistics or advice from community groups. The assessment of need should indicate how the project will relate to community problems. The proposed solution should be workable - something that can be accomplished within a reasonable period and with reasonable resources.

  2. Design of Project

    The project description should include clearly stated and specific goals that are realistically attainable within the funding period. Applications should also demonstrate an understanding of state and local preservation priorities including efforts to advance the identification, evaluation and protection of the state's historic and prehistoric resources.

  3. Project Cost

    The applicaton should include a feasible project cost, combining the requested CLG grant funds and available non-federal matching monies and in-kind services. Demonstrated community support and financial commitment from the local government may also be indicated. Previous HPF grant awards should be listed, including any previous CLG funds.

  4. Impact

    The application should identify the impact of the project on the local community, including direct and spin-off results. Consideration will also be given to the contribution of project activities on issues identified in the preservation planning process being conducted by the DAH.

  5. Distribution of Funds

    The DAH will attempt to equitably distribute preservation funding to both urban and rural areas and among major geographic areas of the state. Reasonable effort will also be made to divide monies amont the maximum number of eligible local jurisdictions. Distribution must result in awards which will be sufficient to generate effects directly as a result of the funds transfer and ensure that not CLG receives a disproportionate share of the allocation. The requirement for tangible results may not be waived.
* Reproduced for the City of Washington Department of Planning and Development Website from the January 1992 revision of this document.
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