Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP)


The Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP) was established by state law (NRS 383) to advise the State on matters pertaining to the preservation and promotion of Nevada's cultural resources. The Commission is composed of representatives of the Nevada Humanities Committee, the Board of Museums and History, the Nevada Arts Council, the State Council on Libraries and Literacy, and the tourism industry.

2023-2024 Grant Applications Now Available


The Commission awards financial assistance, made possible through the State's bonding program, to governmental entities and nonprofit organizations conducting projects that preserve and protect historic buildings, structures, objects, and archaeological sites used to develop a network of cultural centers and activities. Private property owners are not eligible.

List of Projects Awarded Grants from 1993-2021

Virtually tour some of our grant recipients:  

Fourth Ward school on the left, Brewery Arts Center on the rigth

Before and After Photos:

  • Carlin School House - grant recipient FY19-20

Commission Members

  • Yale Yeandel, Chair
  • Anthony Timmons, Vice Chair 
  • Patricia Olmstead
  • Rochanne L. Downs
  • Maggie Farrell
  • Michelle Schmitter
  • Humanities Member: VACANT


Plans and Studies