The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will accept Letters of Intent until Friday, Nov. 9, for the County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs.


“By filling out a Letter of Intent, an applicant will receive feedback or may receive technical assistance and project development with AHPP staff,” according to a news release. “Technical assistance and project development may include on-site visits, consultations, explanations, or related printed materials.”


The AHPP’s grant programs include:


• County Courthouse Restoration Subgrants, which are financed through Real Estate Transfer Tax funds distributed by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for rehabilitation of historic county courthouses across Arkansas;


• Historic Preservation Restoration Grants, which distribute funds raised through the Real Estate Transfer Tax to rehabilitate buildings that are listed on the Arkansas or National Registers of Historic Places and owned by local governments or not-for-profit organizations or for cemetery preservation.


“The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives,” according to the release.


A link to the grant application and Letter of Intent portal can be found at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Programs/Funding/grants-programs. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 9.


The AHPP will hold a grant application workshop Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Department of Arkansas Heritage Building at Little Rock. Details: Joia Burton at joia.burton@arkansas.gov or 501-324-9883.