The Preservation League of New York State and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts, Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area have announced the recipients of their 2021 Technical Assistance Grants. During this grant cycle, 17 projects representing 14 counties across the state have been selected by an independent panel of preservation professionals. A total of $62,953 was awarded.
The 2021 grantees are:
Albany County: Albany County Historical Association, Ten Broeck – Olcott Carriage Barn
Allegany County: Cuba Friends of Architecture, Palmer Opera House
Cortland County: YWCA Cortland
Erie County: Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc.
Greene County: Greene Land Trust, William Brandow House aka The Willows
Madison County: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Dorothy Riester House and Studio aka Hilltop House and Studio
Montgomery County: Town of Amsterdam, Broodmare Barn
Nassau County: Old Westbury Gardens, Thatched Cottage
Nassau County: Village of Sea Cliff, Sea Cliff Water Company 1940 Pump House
Nassau County: Science Museum of Long Island, Norwood House
Ontario County: Naples Historical Society, Cleveland House
Orange County: Town of Monroe, Faber Farmhouse
Schoharie County: Schoharie Free Library Association
Suffolk County: Town of Smithtown, Caleb Smith House
Suffolk County: Council for the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Inc.
Ulster County: Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
Westchester County: Committee to Save the Bird Homestead, Inc., Rye Meeting House
The Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program is a regrant partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League of New York State. The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has provided $10,000 additional support for the five projects within the National Heritage Area boundary. Three nonprofit projects on Long Island received Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation funds, totaling $11,960. The TAG program supports arts centers, historic sites, music halls, theaters, libraries, and other cultural nonprofit or municipal entities that steward historic buildings throughout New York State.
With the announcement of the 2021 awards, support provided by TAG since its launch in 2012 totals $533,974. These grants have directly advanced the efforts of 172 preservation projects.
NYSCA and the League are have also announced the availability of Preserve New York grants for 2022. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 15. Launched in 1993, Preserve New York makes grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys. Applicants must be a unit of local government or a nonprofit group with tax-exempt status. State agencies and religious institutions are not eligible to apply.
For more information visit the Preservation League of New York State website.