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Historic Resources grants program targets communities of color

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced a new grant program to support historic preservation of resources associated with Virginia’s black, indigenous and people of color communities.

The department will hold a free webinar at noon next Wednesday, Feb. 1, in partnership with Preservation Virginia, to provide prospective grant applicants with information on how the allocated $5 million funding will be used to support rehabilitation, stabilization, acquisition, and data recovery projects across the state, a release said.

DHR said the program was established by the General Assembly last year. The intent is to support “historically underserved and underrepresented communities through protection of their associated cultural and historical sites. This fund will provide grants for the acquisition, protection, and rehabilitation of tribal lands and historic and archaeological sites of significance that are associated with Virginia’s Black, Indigenous, and People of C...

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