Battlefield Preservation Grants On The Table

Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources is now accepting applications from organizations that aim to protect battlefield lands with the support of grants from the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund, which is administered by the department. The grants can be applied to protecting acreage affiliated with battles during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War by either fee simple land purchases or protective easement purchases. Organizations that qualify are urged to apply for the grants, and the deadline for applications is August 6. Last year, nearly $1 million in grants from the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund were distributed to four non-profits whose mission is to preserve battlefields