The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources has awarded the St. Augustine Historical Society (SAHS) a grant of $93,000 for repairs to the Fernandez-Llambias House. The grant is for historic preservation projects providing relief to damages resulting from Hurricane Irma. The grant application was ranked second in competition with twenty-one other projects from throughout the state of Florida.
House is a National Historic Landmark, recognized by the National Park Service
Historic Landmark Program as such in April, 1970. The building and
property suffered wind and water damage during both Hurricanes Mathew and
Irma. The grant will replace the existing cedar shingle roof under the
guidelines of the City of St. Augustine and National Park Service. The
existing roof is twenty years old and suffered wind damage during both
hurricanes. Additional work will include restoration of the existing
wooden shutters and replenishment of the lime wash which seals the building’s coquina
structure. The Division of Historical Resources also is providing the
Society with $10,000 to update the National Historic Landmark
Funding for this program is provided by the National Park Service (NPS) pursuant to its Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria (HIM) Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) Grant Program, CFDA: 15.957. Public Law 115-123 appropriated $50 million from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) for historic preservation projects providing relief to damages in areas that have received a major disaster declaration pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 USC 5121 et seq.) as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria which occurred in 2017. The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, providing assistance for a broad range of preservation projects without expending tax dollars.