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2021 Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program (MLAP) Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies
to Renovate and Preserve Historic Lighthouses

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) - State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Deadline Date:

11/20/20 5:00 PM email receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $60,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations and local or state governments to rehabilitate, preserve, and protect lighthouses that are listed or are eligible to be listed as national historic landmarks. Funding is intended for planning and preservation projects that adhere to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Fresnel Lens Planning
  • Fresnel Lens Rehabilitation
  • Fresnel Lens Replacement
  • Fresnel Lens Display or Interpretation
  • Lifesaving Stations
  • The Treatment of Historic Properties

For additional information, see: https://www.miplace.org/4a221c/globalassets/documents/shpo/programs-and-services/michigan-lighthouse-assistance-program/2021-shpo-mlap-manual-final.pdf#page=3

For information about the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, see: https://www.miplace.org/4a221c/globalassets/documents/shpo/programs-and-services/michigan-lighthouse-assistance-program/2021-shpo-mlap-manual-final.pdf#page=4

Planning projects would include Historic Structure Reports (HSR), Condition Assessment Reports (CAR), plans and specifications, and construction administration services. Planning projects must be completed by a consultant who has experience with historic resources, and ideally with maritime resources. The consultant must demonstrate that they meet or exceed the professional requirements for "Historic Architecture."

Rehabilitation grants can be used to complete a bricks and mortar rehabilitation project that could include works such as masonry repair, exterior painting, and replacement of missing features. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163696

Estimated Size of Grant:

A minimum grant award of $10,000 and a maximum award of $60,000.

Term of Contract:

Summer 2021 - September 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations and state or local governments that own (or are in the process of acquiring) or have long-term leases (minimum of 10 years) on a lighthouse are eligible to apply for these funds. Private individuals are not eligible for these grants.

The light station must be listed or be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

Unallowable Costs
- Acquisition
- Non-historic site features such as parking lots
- Certain environmental cleanup activities required under federal law
- Reconstruction of demolished buildings (reconstruction of certain missing elements may be allowable if based upon historical documentation, such as photographs)
- Fundraising
- Fines, penalties, debts or interest
- Operational expenses
- Volunteer labor of professionals, such as roofers, painters, electricians, plumbers
- Cost-plus subcontracts, unlimited time and materials sub-contracts, and contingency fees

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received by SHPO in PDF format via e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2020.

The anticipated notice of award is Spring 2021.

Grants must be matched equal to 50% of the grant amount awarded. For example, in a $30,000 project, a $20,000 grant request must be matched by a $10,000 available cash match. The cash match may be in any form, including savings, loans or other private, state, or local grants. Federal funds are not eligible to be used as match.

All grant funds are paid on an expense reimbursement basis only. The grantee must have funds available for expenditure amounting to 100% of the entire project cost at the time of a grant application submittal. The grantee will be reimbursed for eligible expenses incurred (up to the grant amount) at the end of the grant process.

When rehabilitation or stabilization work is performed, a historic preservation easement must be executed to protect the historic resource.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to LettsJ1@michigan.gov

Joelle Letts, Grants Manager/Budget Analyst
300 N. Washington Sq.,
Lansing, MI 48913
888.522.0103

Bryan Lijewski, Architect
LijewskiB@michigan.gov

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