Logo graphic for the Historic Preservation Division

 Georgia Historic Preservation Division Facebook Page  Georgia Historic Preservation Division Twitter Page  Georgia Historic Preservation Division Instagram Page  Georgia Historic Preservation Division Flickr Page  Georgia Historic Preservation Division Youtube Page

Other Grants

Other Grant programs/projects

  • Heritage Tourism grants

 In 2011, HPD has partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Fox Theatre Institute to offer a new, one-time grant program for historic theaters. The purpose of this grant program is to assist local communities in promoting their historic theaters through heritage tourism. Heritage tourism is a visitor encounter with the local customs, traditions, arts, history, sites, and culture that authentically represent a particular place. Eligible projects included research and documentation; interpretation and public information; advertising and marketing; workshops and training; special events; and signage. Bricks and mortar projects were not eligible for this program.  The reimbursable grant funds are 50% state/50% local match and were awarded on a competitive basis. 

 The five projects began in July 2011 and were completed in September 2012:

• The Statesboro Arts Council--$2,500 for a puppet show history of Bulloch County at the Averitt Center for the Arts
• The President Theatre, Inc.--$2,000 for a brochure, signage and marketing to promote the theater.
• The City of Toccoa--$2,960 to produce a historic structure report for the Schaefer Center (formerly the Ritz Theater).
• The Springer Opera House Arts Association, Inc.--$1,715 to produce a brochure for the opera house.
• The Washington Little Theater, Inc.--$825 to produce a promotional brochure and upgrade the theater’s website. .

Previous heritage tourism grants administered by HPD:
  - Preserve America grant for Georgia's Community Landmarks - August 2009
  - Historic Cemetery Heritage Tourism grants - May 2009, October 2008
  - Preserve America grant for Cemetery Preservation - March 2008, January 2007

 


 Who to contact...
Allison Asbrock, Outreach Program Manager 
allison.asbrock@dnr.ga.gov, or 770-389-7868