The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program are now available. Part of the state’s Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative established in 2007, the grant program assists with rehabilitation projects designed to stabilize and preserve designated Heritage Barns across the state.
Rehabilitation grants are awarded through a competitive application process: in three funding rounds, the Barn Advisory Committee has reviewed over two hundred and forty grant applications. Criteria for funding include, but are not limited to, the historical significance of the barn, urgency of needed repairs, and provision for long-term preservation. Priority is given to barns that remain in agricultural use.
Only designated Heritage Barns, or barns listed in the Washington Heritage Register or the National Register of Historic Places are eligible to apply for grant funds. The next deadline for barn owners interested in nominating their barn to the Heritage Barn Register is October 1, 2013
To find out more go to http://www.dahp.wa.gov/heritage-barn-grants