New Orleans Mid City Rehabilitation Grant Program
No applications can be accepted past the expiration of the original October 14, 2011 deadline.
As a result of the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center being built in New Orleans' Mid-City National Register Historic District the Department Veteran's Affairs, the City of New Orleans and Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of Facility Planning & Control are supporting the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation with developing and implementing a program to promote the preservation and rehabilitation of contributing elements within the Mid-City National Register Historic District, which were adversely affected by this undertaking. The Division of Historic Preservation consulted with the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, Historic Districts Landmarks Commission and Phoenix New Orleans, as well as other interested parties to develop revitalization strategies.
The Mid City Rehabilitation Grant Program has been instituted to help restore historic properties within the Mid-City National Register Historic District, including eligible properties relocated within the district from the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center or LSU Medical Center project sites. The Department of Veteran's Affairs, the City and the Office of Facility Planning & Control will support the eligible historic preservation costs of this program up to $1,400,000 until all funds are expended or for a period of time not to exceed three years.
Properties must be within the boundaries of the Mid-City National Register Historic District and must be considered Contributing Elements within the historic district or must be eligible to be considered Contributing Elements upon completion of the exterior repair/rehabilitation work. This determination will be made by Division of Historic Preservation staff based on the photographs submitted in the application as well as pre-approval of contractor, approval of the Scope of Work and final evaluation of the completed work and eligibility approval by the National Register staff.