Location: SCR 357
Courthouse Preservation, Rehabilitiation, and the State Historical Fund
COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND COUNTY JAIL FUNDING AND OVERCROWDING SOLUTIONS
03:50 PM -- Courthouse Preservation, Rehabilitation, and the State Historical Fund
Mark Rodman, Director of Preservation Programs, History Colorado, introduced the committee to State Historical Fund (SHF) grants. He provided a packet of information to committee members (Attachment B). He noted that only governments and nonprofit organizations can receive grants, and properties must have a historic designation to be eligible to receive grant funds.
Mr. Rodman described non-competitive grants for historic structure assessments. He discussed the competitive grant process, noting the options available to county courthouse buildings. He explained that the maximum grant amount is $200,000, and applicants must provide a 25 percent cash match.
Mr. Rodman responded to questions about the amount of grant funds going to different areas and the cash match requirements for the grants. He further discussed grant eligibility requirements. Committee members discussed with Mr. Rodman the General Assembly's role in setting policies to guide the issuance of SHF grants.
Mr. Rodman discussed the distribution of SHF funds and grants. He described the types of projects eligible and ineligible for SHF grants and provided examples. He walked through specific courthouse examples, with pictures provided in the information packet: Costilla, Jackson, Bent, Logan, and Huerfano counties.
The committee adjourned.