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SHPO and COVID-19
In accordance with MEDC and State of Michigan policy, SHPO staff continue to work remotely. Our staff continue to be most accessible by direct email. Many staff were assigned new direct phone numbers on September 8, 2021.
As of July 12, 2021, requests for research with our office must now be submitted electronically. Section 106 applications may now be accepted electronically. Physical mail can be regularly accessed by our staff and we are making every effort to ensure continued functioning of our programs. General inquiries can be sent to email@example.com. We appreciate your understanding.
The Resilient Lakeshore Heritage Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program intended to support investment in the irreplaceable heritage assets of Michigan’s rural lakeshore communities.
Program funding is specifically for building rehabilitation (i.e., “bricks and mortar”) projects and associated pre-development work in select communities along the Great Lakes. Local units of government, non-profits, public entities, business owners, and non-residential property owners in these communities are eligible to apply for funding.
Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation
Each year the SHPO and the State Historic Preservation Review Board identify worthy recipients to receive the Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. The awards recognize standout projects across both peninsulas, exemplifying the collaboration and deep impact preservation can have in Michigan communities. Learn more about the 2022 Governor's Award projects.