Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Research Grant Applicants

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

​The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is accepting research grant applications for projects that will focus on elements of local history in Virginia Beach, the former Princess Anne County, and related earlier historic and prehistoric eras. Applications and grant program information may be at www.vbgov.com/historicpreservation and are due March 15, 2018.

The Research Grant Program encourages scholarship about persons, places and events that are significant to the city's history.  Each project must create a tangible result, such as a written report or a historic marker.

Grant funding pays for compilation of research and production of the final product.  Individual awards will range between $500 and $2,500. The total available grant funding is $10,000.

Individuals eligible to apply for the Research Grant Program funding are:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited colleges and universities in Virginia
  • Social studies/American history teachers/professors in schools, colleges or universities in Virginia
  • Professionals employed in museums, libraries, historical societies and similar organizations in Virginia
  • Virginia residents, over the age of 18, demonstrating historical research ability
  • Property owners of buildings listed on the Virginia Beach Historical Register

Four grants were awarded last year ranging from $1,588 to $2,500. All applications must include a project sponsor that agrees to review and approve the project final report or product.  The sponsor must be identified in the application and must sign the application.

Information about the funding policies and Research Grant Program are available at www.vbgov.com/historicpreservation. Interested applicants may contact Mark Reed, Historic Preservation Planner, at 757-385-8573 or mreed@vbgov.com for additional information about the program requirements or to receive application materials via e-mail or U.S. mail.

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