MONTANA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVAITON OFFICE by 9mXeuk

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									                 MONTANA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE (SHPO)
                 RURAL PROPERTY BRICK AND MORTAR GRANT (RPB&MG)

The SHPO is awarding a total of $15,000 for the rehabilitation of National Register listed rural, agriculture related
buildings. As many as three projects will receive $5,000 as a reimbursement upon fulfillment of project
requirements.

The intent of the RPB&MG is to preserve the historic character of rural buildings through historically sensitive
rehab. These dollars are to be used for rehabilitation of agriculture related buildings such as barns, grain elevators,
and/or farm outbuildings in need of substantial rehabilitation. Funds will not be awarded to school buildings,
churches, residences, or storefronts. Successful applications will involve National Register (NR) listed buildings
only. Applicants whose buildings are not already NR listed are not eligible for this program.
Requirements
Applicants must use the grant application to describe proposed work. Color photo documentation of existing
building conditions and cost estimates for repair must accompany work descriptions. Only hard copies of
applications will be accepted by SHPO for review.
Building rehab work must be done according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation
(Standards). SHPO will review applications to determine if the work meets the Standards. We recommend all
applicants familiarize themselves with the Standards at: http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tps/standards/rehabilitation.htm
Projects in which applicants provide a dollar-for-dollar match are given priority. Projects in which applicants are
unable to provide a dollar-for-dollar match will not be excluded if the project has exceptional merit, addresses
significant rehabilitation needs, and can be completed with the combined grant and match. Matches can be in
dollars, donated materials, and volunteer services billable at $17.55 per hour -- unless the volunteer is performing a
trade for which he/she would typically bill at a higher rate.
Applicants must submit photo documentation and invoices reflecting completed work. Substantially incomplete
work or work that does not adhere to that proposed in the application is not eligible for reimbursement.
Grant recipients shall enter into a five-year preservation agreement with the SHPO in which the SHPO reviews all
subsequent work performed on the building(s) to which the grant is applied.
Timetable:
         Complete applications must be post marked by Friday, September 14, 2007
         Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, September 28, 2007
         Progress Reports are due February 29, 2008
         Projects must be complete and documentation of completed work postmarked by May 31, 2008
         The timeframe of this grant spans 8 months from 9/28/07 to 5/31/08
Scoring
Applications can receive a total of 100 points. An application can score as many as 25 points if the building has
exceptional historic architectural integrity. A high level of “integrity” means that the building strongly resembles
the building it was 50 or more years ago and has not been neglected or modified to the point of no longer looking
historic. An application can receive as many as 25 more points if the building as exceptional historical significance
in terms of NR criteria.
An application can receive as many as 50 points if the work plan demonstrates that the project will make significant
improvements to the building, that the work will adhere to the Standards, that it can be completed within the
estimated time and budget, and if the grant match is substantial.
Projects that score high involve:
         buildings of primary historic significance, i.e. barns and grain elevators;
         rare building types, buildings with associations to significant historical people and events;
         Ambitious, but realistic scopes of work.
RPB&MG funds will not be awarded for:
         buildings not NR listed;
         construction of building additions alone;
         demolition of historically significant buildings or parts of buildings;
         reconstruction of missing buildings;
         a project completed prior to submittal of this application;
         work done outside of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation;
         relocation of buildings outside of their immediate historic setting;
         non-agriculture related buildings;
         project planning and design costs

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The RPB&MG has a three-part application. Parts 1 & 2 shall be submitted to SHPO concurrently. SHPO will not
consider incomplete applications for funding.

Part 1: Determination of Historic Architectural Integrity

All applicants must complete Part 1, which includes:
        ■ four current photographs showing the exterior and current condition of the building from four different
           angles; two different photographs showing the building’s physical setting;
        ■ all photos must be numbered and labeled with the building name, and the direction in which the
           photo was taken, i.e. Photo #1, Smith Barn, facing North;
        ■ 8.5”X11” site plan with North arrow, and buildings, paths, and landscape features labeled.

Part 2: Description of Rehabilitation

Applicants must list each architectural feature involved in work, its condition and proposed treatments. At least
one photo is required of each feature to be affected by work. A simple way to order work items is by listing work
items on the exterior from the ground up, and then interior items from the floor up. SHPO uses Part 2 to determine
if work meets the Standards. The Standards apply equally to the interior and exterior of a building. Part 2 is to be
submitted to SHPO at the same time as the Part 1 application.

Continuation Sheet

Text fill-ins should be succinct. Use continuation sheet(s) if space provided is not adequate.

All applicants will be contacted by SHPO by September 28, 2007 with information on whether or not their
project has been selected for funding.

Applicants with questions about rehab work or this application can contact Pete Brown at pebrown@mt.gov
or at 406-444-7718.
                      MONTANA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
                       RURAL PROPERTY BRICK AND MORTAR GRANT

                     PART 1: PROPERTY AND OWNERSHIP INFORMATION

1. Name of property:
   Address of property: Street
                        City (vicinity)                     County                 Zip

2. Date of construction:           Source of information:
   Has building been moved?  yes  no If so, when?

4. Property owner:
                       Street
                       City                        County                    Zip
                       Phone                       Fax               email

  Name of person completing application (if different from owner):
                    Street
                    City                           Zip
                    Phone                          Fax               email

5. Attach site plan and labeled photos.
                           MONTANA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
                            RURAL PROPERTY BRICK AND MORTAR GRANT

                                PART 2: DESCRIPTION OF REHABILITATION

1. Information on building and rehabilitation project:
   Historic use of building:
   Proposed use of building:
   Building will be completely rehabilitated at the end of this project  yes  no If not, what would not
   be addressed by this current project, and when would rehab be complete?

2. Detailed description of rehabilitation (includes site work, new construction, alterations, etc. 50 points)
Project start date: / /      Estimated completion date: / /
Estimated cost of rehabilitation:
Dollar amount applicant can put towards grant match:

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 Continuation sheet attached

I hereby attest that the information I have provided is correct, and that I own the property described above.
Name:                                Signature:                                     Date:       /   /
                      MONTANA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
                       RURAL PROPERTY BRICK AND MORTAR GRANT

                                  CONTINUATION SHEET

This sheet continues:  Part 1    Part 2    Other

								
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