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The Texas Historical Commission is now accepting applications for Round VIII of its award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. With a $4.2 million appropriation from the 83rd Texas Legislature, the Round VIII grants will be limited to funding smaller courthouse projects with urgent needs, rather than the full restorations of the past.

The Texas Historical Commission requested $20 million for the Round VIII grant cycle, but was appropriated only what remained in Proposition 4 bond funding. Round VIII emergency grants will address serious building deficiencies affecting usability, structural, and safety issues. The local cash match is 50 percent of the total project cost, and the maximum award is $450,000.

Past emergency grant awards have covered such issues as termite-damaged windows, foundation stabilization, roof repairs, and accessibility upgrades for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014; documents are available at www.thc.state.tx.us. For more information, contact the Texas Historical Commission’s Architecture Division at 512-463-6094.
 

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