GRANT AWARDED: Historic Window Rehabilitation | Arts & Culture
Fort Dodge is among 12 Iowa Cities and Counties to have been awarded funds from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs counties to support historic preservation programs across the state.
The awards totaled $91,051 with Fort Dodge receiving $2,451 towards the about the rehabilitation of historic windows.
This grant will fund a four-part educational series that will address energy trends, the myths associated with historic windows, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. A “hands-on” seminar with a window rehabilitation professional will also take place at historic McQuilkin Building in downtown Fort Dodge. The final session will showcase several completed window rehabilitation projects and discuss how to use various preservation financial incentives to undertake this work.
“This grant helps us begin much needed education on window maintenance and rehabilitation. Several recent renovation projects have replaced all the windows, citing energy efficiency. There are simple and effective techniques to address energy efficiency with historic windows. We want our community to know the options, to understand how rehabilitation is eligible for historic tax credits.” said Stephanie Houk Sheetz, Fort Dodge Senior City Planner.
Iowa has the largest Certified Local Government program in the nation, and it is administered by DCA’s State Historic Preservation Office in conjunction with the National Park Service.