ESHPF Disaster Assistance Grants for Historic Resources

Application deadline: August 14, 2020 at 4 p.m.

The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) funding to provide recovery assistance to historic resources damaged by Hurricanes Florence and/or Michael that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The award from the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) administered by the NPS will allow the HPO to make available up to $9.25 million in grants for historic resources located in the 61 eligible counties in North Carolina designated by FEMA for disaster assistance.

Who May Apply For Grants

Local governmental units (including Councils of Government) and non-profit organizations can apply to use the Florence and Michael ESHPF Disaster Relief Grants. 

MapYour project must be located in one of the 61 eligible counties and involve properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.




What is Grant Funding For 

  • Architectural and archaeological survey and inventory of historic resources to determine eligibility, degree of damage, and provide preparedness for future disasters.
  • Planning (known as pre-development) activities toward future stabilization and/or repair of damaged historic properties.
  • Brick and mortar work (known as development) to stabilize and/or repair damaged historic properties.
  • The execution of projects to mitigate the threat of damage to eligible historic properties from future natural disasters.

Request An Application Package 

Application packages can be requested by email at The package consists of a guide to completing the application and the application form.

The application deadline is August 14, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Detailed Information About Requirements for This Grant 

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the requirements of this program before you complete the ESHPF application by reading the Formal Solicitation For Applications 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Questions And Inquiries 

Email (preferred) or phone 919-814-6591.

For more information about the NPS hurricane disaster grant program and the Florence, Yutu, Michael awards to states, please visit

Helpful links to disaster information and qualified consultants

NCHPO Disaster Preparedness and Response

Consultants for National Register nominations  (also qualified for architectural survey)

Architectural Consultants for Environmental Review Survey

Archaeological Consultants

The lists of potential consultants are provided for the convenience of potential grantees and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government.