Colorado Preservation, Inc. Awards $611K Through Rural Revitalization Sub Grant Program

The Vic, Salida, courtesy of Colorado Preservation Inc.

Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) announced today that eight Colorado projects have received an award from the National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant totaling $611, 315. The sub grant program was developed to support and stimulate historic preservation projects in Colorado’s rural historic downtowns (defined as a 2020 census population of 50,000 or less.) Grant awards ranged from $18,475 to $120,000.

“Colorado was one of only 10 states that received funding from the National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant in 2022,” CPI Executive Director Jennifer Orrigo Charles said. “As Colorado’s statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization, CPI is pleased to provide sub grant funds that can support private property owners who have significant historic buildings.”

Colorado Preservation, Inc. Grant Awards:

          PROPERTY                       LOCATION                        GRANT AWARDED            

1.       State Bank                              San Luis                                 Structural Repairs                

2.       Saguache Hotel                     Saguache                               Façade,Windows,Doors     

3.       Sangre de Cristo Heritage  San Luis                                 Roof Replacement               

4.       Granite Hotel                        Granite                                   Façade Work                           

5.       The Vic                                   Salida                                      Structural               

6.       Belvidere Theatre                Central City                            Façade Work                         

7.       Hayden Granary                  Hayden                                    Roof/Façade                         

8.       Curtis Hardware                  Paonia                                     Roof Replacement               

Eligible properties must be listed on the National Register or a contributing building within a National Register Historic District. Colorado’s rural National Register Historic Districts include but are not limited to, Lake City, Silverton, Meeker, Saguache, Telluride, Ouray, Crested Butte, Trinidad, Monte Vista, Leadville, Victor and Salida. Buildings that are not officially listed on the National Register but are deemed eligible for listing were encouraged to apply if an official listing can be secured by the end of the grant period (2025). An additional grant application period will be announced in 2024.

CPI’s rural revitalization subgrant program is being supported in part by a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant from the historic preservation fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

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