Tuesday, August 07, 2007

City of Sedona grants available for historic preservation

[Source: Sedona.biz] -- The City Council has appropriated $15,000 in fiscal year 2007-08 to implement a second year of the small grant assistance program for historic preservation. These grants will be given to the owners of a designated local landmark property, a structure or site eligible to be a landmark, and/or one that has been identified as historic. Last year, eight properties were awarded grants for restoration work including the Bela Horvath Home/Studio used by Unity Church, the Dr. H.H. Nininger and the DaVoss-Hawley homes, both private residences, and KSB’s offices, the historic Pushmataha building. The Historic Preservation Small Grant Assistance Program offers grants to property owners to restore, repair, rehabilitate maintain, preserve, and/or protect their properties (like the Unity Church, pictured, which received funding to repair and replace rotting fascia). This program will provide financial assistance to help owners improve the exterior of historic structures that are located in the City of Sedona, thus improving the overall historic character of the community. The program reimburses owners on a matching basis up to 50% of the cost for pre-approved work. The awards will be for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]