Hurricane Michael Recovery Grants 

The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) is now accepting applications for HURRICANE MICHAEL RECOVERY GRANTS. Grants will support historic preservation projects providing recovery and relief to damages resulting from Hurricane Michael. They are restricted to National Register for Historic Places listed or National Register eligible properties in Geneva, Henry, Houston and Mobile Counties.

Funding is made available to AHC as part of the Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Typhoon Yutu (FYM) Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) grant program administered by the National Park Service (CFDA: 15.957), Federal Grant Number P20A00015. with assistance provided by the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Fund.

Maximum award is $250,000.

No match is required.

Projects must be completed by August 2023.

Part 1 of the two-step application requests information about the property to be used by AHC to determine National Register eligibility. For approved properties, the second step requires documentation of damage and repairs either made or proposed. AHC staff will provide assistance for both steps.

The deadline for Step 1 applications is December 1, 2021.

 

GRANT INFORMATION, ELIGIBILITY & DEADLINES

Guidelines

Step 1 Application

Step 2 Application

Hurricane Michael Determination of National Register Eligibility Form


Grant eligibility is restricted to historic properties that sustained damage from Hurricane Michael in the following locations: 

  • Geneva County
  • Henry County
  • Houston County
  • Mobile County

The deadline for Step 1 applications is December 1, 2021.


HURRICANE MICHAEL SURVEY

Beginning in August, a comprehensive survey of historic architectural and cultural properties in Geneva, Henry and Houston Counties, as well as Dauphin Island in Mobile County, began. This project aims to document historic properties 50 years old or older and identify properties that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.For more information about the National Register, visit ahc.alabama.gov/nationalregister.aspx.

Initiated by the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC), with assistance provided by the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Fund, the survey is an effort to document historic properties in areas impacted by 2018’s catastrophic Hurricane Michael. The survey will include extensive map, archival, and records research aimed at identifying historic properties. Teams will also document historic properties and interview local historians and others with knowledge of their area.

The survey is supported by the Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Typhoon Yutu (FYM) Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) grant program administered by the National Park Service (CFDA: 15.957), Federal Grant Number P20A00015.

Public information meetings on the survey will be scheduled in participating counties. The meetings will be virtual unless COVID-19 conditions allow for in-person gatherings. Meetings will be announced on local media at least two weeks before their scheduled dates. They will be open to anyone interested in learning more about the survey and its process.


CONTACT

For more information contact Paige Thomas at 334-230-2643 or Paige.Thomas@ahc.alabama.gov.