NYS Historic Preservation Office Message
New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their
historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The SHPO administers programs authorized by both the National Historic Preservation
Act of 1966 and the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980. These programs, including the Statewide Historic Resources
Survey, the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, the Certified Local
Government program, the state historic preservation grants program, state and federal environmental review, and a wide range of
technical assistance, are provided through a network of teams assigned to territories across the state. The SHPO works with
governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in New
Yorkers a sense of pride in the state's unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Assistance
New York State is accepting applications for $12 million in federal grants for historic preservation projects to address damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. The program
is funded by the National Park Service and administered by the Natural Heritage Trust in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations (501 (c)3's) and municipalities. Eligible Properties must be listed on or eligible for listing on the National
Register of Historic Places, or a contributing resource within a listed or eligible historic district, and located in one of the following counties, designated by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for individual and public assistance Suffolk, Nassau, Kings, Queens, Bronx, New York, Richmond, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan,
For projects in New York city, contact Merrill Hesch at (212) 866-2599. For all other areas, including Long Island and upstate counties
listed contact Stacey Matson-Zuvic at (845) 786-2701, ext 220.