The Loudoun Preservation Society (LPS) is dedicated to ensuring that historically and architecturally significant sites in Loudoun County are not lost due to neglect or disinterest. Loudoun County has a rich and diverse architectural heritage that the members of LPS believe should be preserved for future generations. To this goal, LPS will commit its resources and efforts.
Grant awards are used in historic preservation projects and studies in Loudoun County. Only nonprofit and government organizations are eligible for grant awards. If the application is for an item or building, the applicant must be the owner of the item or property.
Projects eligible for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Restoration and preservation (stabilization encompassing repair, maintenance and improvement of historic properties in Loudoun County).
- Conservation of artifacts in museum collections within Loudoun County.
- Historical, architectural, or archaeological research of a particular structure, property, site, or district which may enhance the goals of preservation in the county.
- Scholarly research conducted on Loudoun County’s architectural or cultural history.
Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors of LPS. Of paramount concern is the historical value of the project but the decision will also be based on the nature, purpose, and merits of the project proposal. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2019.
Grant applications will be reviewed by the LPS grants committee with final approval by the entire Board of Directors. Formal presentation of the awards will be made at a time and place announced by LPS.
Lump sum payments will be made to all award recipients at the formal presentation of awards. Photos showing the completion of the project are to be provided together with a written final report. Depending on the size and cost of the project, interim progress reports and total cost estimates may be requested. A final report from the grantee concerning the use of the grant funds will be required within thirty (30) days of the completion of the project. Final reports will be presented at the society’s annual meeting. If the project is not complete, an interim report will be expected.