SHPO Grant Assistance

Wheeling Heritage assists in the application process for grants through the State Historic Preservation Office.


SHPO has two separate grant programs. One is the State Development Grant Program and the other is the Federal Survey and Planning Grant Program.


The State Development Grant Program is for rehabilitation of properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a contributing property in a historic district or/and archaeological development of a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The funding source for this grant program is appropriated by the WV Legislature, through Lottery Funds. Forms are available mid-January for projects beginning mid-July and ending May 31 of the following year.


The Survey and Planning Grant Program is for conducting architectural/archaeological surveys, National Register nominations, pre-development plans, heritage education projects, etc. The funding source for this grant program is the Historic Preservation Fund, National Park Service. Forms are available mid-August for projects beginning in March and ending in June of the following year.


To apply for either of these grants, visit the State Historic Preservation Office website.


If you have questions or need assistance with your grant proposal, please contact Wheeling Heritage. We would be happy to help you through this process.