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About Us > Acquisition, Development, and Covenants
 
The federal preservation program authorizes SHPOs to provide matching grants for acquisition and preservation work, but lack of funding has made it difficult for the DHR to offer financial assistance to preservation projects. Until matching grants for historic barns were inaugurated in 2001, the last "A&D" projects in New Hampshire were funded through the 1983 "Jobs Bill," when eleven properties received assistance. For those properties which did receive federal preservation "A&D" funds, the DHR holds and monitors preservation covenants (also known as historic preservation easements or deed restrictions). The covenants insure that the historical qualities of the properties will be maintained. In addition, the DHR holds perpetual easements, acquired through the state Land Conservation Investment Program, at the Canterbury and Enfield Shaker villages; and the DHR is also involved in monitoring covenants for historic properties preserved by other state agencies, such as the NH DOT, as part of Review and Compliance mitigation activities.
 
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