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Virginia Historical African American Cemetery and Graves Fund

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits, Agencies, Businesses, and
Individuals for the Preservation of Black Historic Resources

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Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR)

Deadline Date:

05/30/21

Description:

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to preserve resources related to Black history. Funding is intended to safeguard, maintain, and preserve architectural and cultural resources. The purpose of the program is to preserve historical Black cemeteries and graves.

At the beginning of each state fiscal year on July 1, DHR announces the availability of funds for the care and maintenance of historical African American cemeteries and graves, defined by Virginia Code (§ 10.1-2211.2) as “a cemetery that was established prior to January 1, 1900, for the interment of African Americans.”

Eligible/Appropriate Uses of Funding

Funds received under this Code section are restricted to the following uses:

  1. Vegetation management,
  2. Caring for existing markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of African Americans,
  3. The erection of replacement markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of African Americans, and
  4. Hiring an experienced and professional consultant to draft a preservation plan for the cumulative scope of work at the historical African American cemetery. 

For more on eligible funding uses, see: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFRICAN-AMERICAN-CEMETERY-AND-GRAVES-FUND-GRANTS-PROGRAM-MANUAL-FINAL-Revisions-.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190961

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations
1. Charitable corporations, associations, or trusts that provide the following documentation:
a. Proof of valid, current tax-exempt status under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
b. Proof that the preservation of historical cemeteries and graves is a primary purpose of the corporation, association, or trust through submission of the organization’s mission statement, work plan, policies, by-laws or other formal documentation; and
c. Proof of current registration with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs pursuant to Virginia’s Charitable Solicitation of Contributions Law, Sections 57-48 through 57-69 of the Code of Virginia (Form 102) or proof of exemption from the registration requirements of section 57-49 of the Law (Form 100-C).
2. Any “Person” as defined in § 1-230 “includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof” that owns a historical African American cemetery as defined in 10.1-2211.2 that provides the following documentation:
a. A copy of the deed of ownership; and
b. Proof of current registration with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs pursuant to Virginia’s Charitable Solicitation of Contributions Law, Sections 57-48 through 57-69 of the Code of Virginia (Form 102) or proof of exemption from the registration requirements of section 57-49 of the Law (Form 100-C).
3. Any locality that owns a historical African American cemetery as defined in 10.1-2211.2 that provides that following documentation: A copy of the deed of ownership; or if the cemetery has been deemed “abandoned” or “neglected” pursuant to §57-36 or §57-39.1 of the Code of Virginia, a copy of proof of such determination.

Ineligible/inappropriate Use of Funds Includes but Are Not Limited to:
-Tree removal
-New construction
-New markers, memorials, or monuments
-New fencing that does not replace existing fencing
-Excavation (other than that required for installation or resetting of monuments)
-Employee salaries
-Equipment purchase
-Drainage/erosion mitigation
-Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) not pre-approved by DHR

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for grant applications for the current state fiscal year (SFY), which runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 is May 30, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit Disbursement Requests and Documentation To:
David A. Edwards
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23221
david.edwards@dhr.virginia.gov
540-868-7030

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