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Grants available for New Iberia National Register Downtown Commercial District

New Iberia
Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 13:43:03-05

Applications are being accepted for grants for the revitalization of commercial buildings in the New Iberia National Register Downtown Commercial District.

The Louisiana Main Street Program was one of nine projects nationwide to receive grant funding through the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP). The National Park Service, which oversees the HRSP grants, awarded Louisiana Main Street $662,000 for the rehabilitation and revitalization of commercial buildings around the state.

Grant awards in the amount of $55,000 each will be given to owners or tenants of historic buildings located within the New Iberia National Register Downtown Commercial District. Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects.

To be eligible for HRSP funds, a building must be located within a Louisiana Main Street district in a community with less than 50,000 population. The building must also be either individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a contributing element in a National Register Historic District. In addition, buildings that are eligible for either of these National Register designations but not currently designated can qualify.

All proposed rehabilitation work must comply with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

The HRSP applications deadlines are as follows: Applications must be completed and turned into the New Iberia Main Street office by noon on Monday, March 9, 2020; then the New Iberia Historic District Commission will meet on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:30pm in City Hall to review the applications for eligibility compliance, then the Main Street Director will forward all qualifying applications to the state office by March 30, 2020.

The Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program, applications and details are available by contacting Jane Braud, C.M.S.M. – New Iberia Main Street Program, 457 East Main St., Suite 404, New Iberia, LA. 70560 at jbraud@cityofnewiberia.com, or calling 337-369- 2330 and leaving a message.