Sedona AZ (January 9, 2012) – The City Council has appropriated $4,000 in fiscal year 2011-12 to implement the sixth year of the Historic Preservation Commission Small Grant Program. These competitive grants will be given to the owners of a designated local landmark property or a structure or site eligible to be a landmark that has been identified in the City’s Historic Resource Survey. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, January 27, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
The Small Grant Program offers grants to property owners to rehabilitate, preserve, or restore their properties. This program will provide financial assistance to help owners improve the exterior of historic structures that are located in the City of Sedona, thus improving the overall historic character of the community.
The program reimburses owners on a matching basis up to 50% of the cost for pre-approved work. The awards will be for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $4,000.
Eligible rehabilitation, restoration, or repair includes but is not limited to the following projects: roofs, windows, doors, siding, porches, foundations, chimneys, architectural ornamentation, masonry re-pointing, and the reversal of inappropriate alterations and reconstruction of original architectural elements based on historic documentation.
The application and program requirements are available in the Community Development Department at City Hall located at 102 Roadrunner Drive and on the City’s website at www.SedonaAZ.gov. Completed applications must be received by Friday, January 27, 2012 and will be reviewed within the following 15 days. All work must be completed by May 31, 2012. Persons interested in this program are encouraged to call Sara McGee, Planner, at 203-5151. A meeting will be scheduled with the interested applicant to determine eligibility before the submission of an application.