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February 12, 2021


Construction on Government House – St. Thomas – 2020 -Photo by FEMA USVI


Government of the Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources

Formal Solicitation for Historic Preservation Projects

For Properties Damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Deadline Extension: March 31, 2021 5:00 PM



The Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office (VISHPO) is soliciting applications for historic preservation projects at properties damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Properties must be listed in, or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places to be able to apply for assistance. The application package can be requested by sending an email to [email protected] or applying online at

Applications may be submitted electronically or hand-delivered to VISHPO Offices. They can also be mailed via US Postal Mail to Fort Christian Museum VI State Historic Preservation Office 5064 Fortets Strade, St. Thomas, USVI 00802 and must be received by March 31, 2021, with a timestamp of 5:00 PM or earlier.

Submit your application and attachments by email to [email protected], preferred. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Eligible applicants are individuals, businesses, private owners, governmental agencies, organizations that are a public entity (non-federal), or a non-profit with proof of 501 (c) (3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Non- profits must demonstrate active status for the three years prior to their storm incident date. Projects must involve either National Historic Landmarks, historic properties listed in, or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places within the U.S. Virgin Islands that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. This program will prioritize contributing properties located within the National Register Historic Districts of Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Frederiksted, and Cruz Bay.

Minimum award amount: $10,000

Maximum award amount: $200,000

No match required


For more information, please visit You can also email [email protected] the Director of DPNR’s VI State Historic Preservation Office or [email protected] Special Projects Coordinator or call the office at 340-776-8605.