Section 1 – Property Information County (Required) Adams Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Douglas Ferry Franklin Garfield Grant Grays Harbor Island Jefferson King Kittitas Klickitat Lewis Mason Okanogan Pacific Pend Oreille San Juan Skagit Skamania Snohomish Spokane Stevens Wahkiakum Walla Walla Whitman Yakima Section 2 – Contact Information Section 3 – Historic Designation of Courthouse Check all that apply: (Required)
Note: Historic designation has no bearing on funding decisions. Courthouses receiving grant funds that are not listed in the
National Register of Historic Places or the Washington Heritage Register, however, will be required to submit a nomination
for such listing as a condition of the grant contract. Contact Michael Houser, State Architectural Historian at DAHP – Michael.Houser@
nulldahp.wa.gov if you have any questions about the courthouse’s designation status. Section 4 – Project Summary Please provide a brief summary description of the proposed project. (Required) Section 5 – Detailed Project Description
Please organize your project into no more than five (5) work elements. For example, a work element might be “Structural
Stabilization”, “Roof Repair/Replacement”, “Exterior Rehabilitation”, etc. Enter each element on the line where indicated and
in the space below, provide a detailed narrative description of each proposed element.
The narrative should identify the major components/activities of each work element, giving a thorough description of
the areas of the courthouse that will be affected for each. Describe in as much detail as possible the proposed method for
implementing the project. Please identify any features of the courthouse that will be altered as a result of the project.
The primary goal of the program is to preserve/rehabilitate existing character-defining features of Washington’s historic
courthouses. For each Work Element, describe existing historic features/fabric that will be impacted. Provide detail on the
existing conditions of character-defining features and explain the effect each proposed Work Element will have on these
features. Discuss proposed strategies for retention of character-defining features and note if any specific Work Elements will
address and remedy former inappropriate alterations to the courthouse. Finally, please discuss the potential for historic,
character-defining to features be permanently lost without immediate attention.
Please note: Only work elements that directly address historic, character-defining features are eligible for state grant funds.
Expenditures on work elements that address non-historic features/characteristics are not eligible for reimbursement but may be used toward the county match.
The entire scope of work for any project requesting courthouse grant funds must comply with the
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties. Work Element 1 Detailed Description (Required) Work Element 2 Detailed Description Work Element 3 Detailed Description Work Element 4 Detailed Description Work Element 5 Detailed Description Section 6 – PROJECT BUDGET BUDGET WORKSHEET UPLOAD
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Once you have completed the worksheet and saved your input, please upload it here. Section 7 – Project Feasibility IMPLEMENTATION: (Required)
Describe the process for project implementation. Have needed consultant/architectural/engineering
services been secured? If not, describe the process for securing such services as needed. Have any condition assessments/
designs/architectural drawings been developed (if so, be sure to include copies with the county’s application submittal).
TIMELINE: This project can be completed by June 30, 2025?
Note: Priority will be given to projects that can be completed prior to June 30, 2025.
In the small boxes below, please list each Work Element and provide the overall estimated start and completion date for each. In the larger boxes, please itemize the various activities associated with each Work Element, providing an estimated starting and ending date for each activity. Please be as detailed as possible in itemizing the project activities associated with each Work Element. The goal is to articulate as clearly as possible each of the steps/activities required to implement the specific Work Element, and to ensure the overall project timeline is feasible given the priority deadline for project completion of June 30, 2025. An example is provided in the boxes below.
If you are using prior capital expenditures as part of your match, please do incorporate those completed activities into the timeline below, noting the actual start and completion dates. WORK ELEMENT 1 – ITEMIZED TIMELINE FOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES WORK ELEMENT 2 – ITEMIZED TIMELINE FOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES WORK ELEMENT 3 – ITEMIZED TIMELINE FOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES WORK ELEMENT 4 – ITEMIZED TIMELINE FOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES WORK ELEMENT 5 – ITEMIZED TIMELINE FOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES Section 8 – COURTHOUSE PERPETUITY Grant funds may not be used for general maintenance needs, but rehabilitation projects often affect the overall maintenance needs moving forward. The following questions are intended to provide the grant selection committee with a better understanding of the future use of and maintenance for the courthouse. 1. What county functions will the courthouse serve after project completion? (Required) 2. How will the county support the on-going maintenance of the courthouse for the next 10 years? Be specific. (Required) 3. What specific measures will be taken to ensure the long-term preservation of the historic character-defining features of the courthouse? (Required) 4. Describe any specific capital projects or improvements outside of the existing grant request planned for the next five (5) years. Please explain how any proposed projects will affect the on-going maintenance of the courthouse. (Required) 5. Estimate how much per year the county’s maintenance costs will change as a result of the proposed rehabilitation project. If maintenance costs will increase, include cost estimates along with planned funding sources. If the project will decrease maintenance costs (a roof replacement that will reverse maintenance on a constantly leaking roof, for example), be sure to describe this and estimate the cost savings. (Required) 6. Describe the county's existing maintenance plan/process and the anticipated revisions to this process that will be needed to appropriately handle newly rehabilitated material/courthouse features. (Required) Section 9 – ARCHITECTURAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS (ATTACHMENTS) Does the county have completed plans and specifications for the proposed project? (Required) If yes, include a copy of any plans or construction drawings completed as part of the proposed project. If expenditures for work completed after January 1, 2022 or currently underway are being proposed to fulfill the required county match, please also include plans for those projects.
Digital versions of large format drawings should be reduced to easily be viewed as either legal or letter size pdfs. Please avoid attaching pdfs of drawings that are over 25MB in file size. If needed, you may attach more than one set of pdf drawings or utilize a cloud storage link rather than direct upload.
Please provide information regarding the experience and credentials of the project team (architects, contractors, subcontractors,
and client project managers) if the team has been selected, in order to ensure compliance with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties. A CV, resume, or list of related preservation projects will suffice. Please use the preferred file naming: “County Courthouse – Descriptive Title” such as “King County Courthouse – Masonry Repair Plan”. Direct File Upload
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Max. file size: 50 MB. Section 10 – PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION (ATTACHMENTS)
Please include 4-8 current images of the courthouse that clearly show all four elevations of the building. Images should be recent to best illustrate the present conditions of the building.
Also provide images, both exterior and interior, of the areas of the building that will be affected by the proposed scope of work. Please include 5-10 images for each work element. Photos should clearly illustrate the need for grant support and clearly illustrate the surfaces and character-defining features that will be affected by the proposed scope of work.
Submitted images must be high resolution (at least 300dpi) and labeled. If additional image captions are needed, you may include a text document with image captions/descriptions that correspond to image file names. Please use the preferred file naming: “County Courthouse – Descriptive Title” such as “King County Courthouse – Front Facade Photo. Direct File Upload
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Max. file size: 50 MB. Section 11 – STATEMENT OF SUPPORT (ATTACHMENT) Please attach letter/statement from the county commissioners/county council in support of this application.
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Max. file size: 50 MB. Section 12 – Certification and Submission I certify to the best of my knowledge that the information and attachments provided in this application is complete and accurate. This section should be signed by the individual serving as the point of contact/project manager for the duration of the
As an authorized representative of the historic county courthouse in this application, I agree to follow all rules of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation relating to the Washington State Historic County Courthouse Rehabilitation Grant Program, if awarded a grant. Application Checklist