Owners of historic resources impacted by 2013 flooding will have more time to submit applications for the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) heritage grants program.
The foundation has extended the deadline for applications to Sept. 30 for owners of properties that have been directly impacted by flooding; are included on a formally adopted Municipal Heritage Inventory, with a Statement of Significance; and, have been issued a Notice of Intention to designate as a Municipal Historic Resource by the applicable municipality.
Historic resources in southern Alberta were hit particularly hard by the summer flood. Additionally, some municipalities in the path of flooding have been unable to complete work toward the designation of some historic sites within their jurisdictions. Properties must be designated as either municipal or provincial historic resources in order to be eligible for AHRF grants.
The current Sept. 1 deadline remains the same for owners of historic resources not impacted by flooding.
Through the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program, AHRF provides matching grants to individuals and organizations for initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta’s heritage through conservation, heritage awareness, publications, research grants, and scholarships. Municipalities can also access funding assistance, expertise and networks to help them establish or maintain existing municipal heritage conservation programs through the foundations Municipal Heritage Partnership Program. Two rounds of grant applications are accepted annually in February and September.