History

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 enables the HPO to make available up to $9.25 million in grants toward historic resources located in the 61 eligible counties in North Carolina designated by FEMA for disaster assistance.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a matching grant program for a variety of preservation activities. Most federal grants have been made to local governments for architectural and archaeological surveys, National Register nominations, and preservation planning. Federal law requires that 10% of the state's apportionment from the federal Historic Preservation Fund be made available on a matching basis to local governments that are designated Certified Local Governments by the National Park Service.

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