This info comes to us from the November issue of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund newsletter:
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund is pleased to help the Historic Architecture
Assistance Fund (HAAF). HAAF will provide the services of architects and
engineers to the owners of historic buildings to address issues involved with
the rehabilitation and use of such properties. The next deadline for
applications is January 15, 2013.
The fund cannot support the entire architectural or engineering services
needed for a complete rehabilitation project. Typical projects that can be
funded include a building assessment, structural analysis, analysis of building
code and ADA requirements, and façade and signage schematic design.
The HAAF is available to a variety of property owners. The fund is meant to
support private and not-for-profit property owners, who are not eligible for
many grant programs. Government entities can also apply for the funds.
The HAAF was established to provide assistance to properties that are
historic, which is generally understood to be over 50 years of age. Any proposed
work that the HAAF would contribute to with assessment and design work must
maintain or restore the historic integrity of the property. The fund is not
intended to provide assistance with remodeling projects that would change the
character of the historic building or address common utility system questions.
The HAAF is best used to address conditions and materials that provide
challenges for rehabilitation projects, such as potentially compromised
structural systems, exterior wall materials, windows, ADA and code compliance,
and the loss of historic components.
It should be understood that all properties
will be treated as historic; that is, eligible for listing on the National
Register of Historic Places, and proposed work will meet the Secretary of
Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
Applications may be submitted to either the Wyoming Main Street Program, the
Alliance for Historic Wyoming, or the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
For application forms, visit SHPO’s website. Contact
Wyoming Main Street
214 West 15th Street
Alliance for Historic Wyoming
P.O. Box 51201
State Historic Preservation Office
Cheyenne, WY 82002