BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Main Street has received $749,000 in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Division of Historic Preservation announced on Monday.
“The uniqueness of Louisiana’s culture and history is prevalent in the architecture found in historic buildings around our state. Preserving this uniqueness needs to be a priority for our state. These revitalization funds will prove very beneficial for our rural communities to do just that,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “Through the Paul Bruhn Revitalization Grants Program, our smaller, more rural communities can continue their work in preserving the legacy created by those who came before us for present and future generations.”
Owners of historic property in Louisiana can receive $55,000 in grants. The only requirement being a cash match.
Eligibility for the application requires “property owners or tenants of commercially zoned properties located within a designated Louisiana Main Street district with a population less than 50,000 according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census.”
Buildings must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places or be determined eligible for listing in the Register by the State Historic Preservation Office (SPHO) and the NPS, according to the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.
The application is in the works and will be announced at a later date.