Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR)
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:
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#: 190961
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
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