February 2018 Update

In October, 2017, we submitted an application for funding to History Colorado for $180,000 for Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the North London Office.

On February 1, 2018, we were notified by History Colorado that funding was not approved.

We consider this a temporary setback. Two of the reviewers of our application recommended funding, while the other two did not. All of the reviewers were encouraging and gave excellent feedback and suggestions to improve our application. None of the reviewers appear to have been aware that we have secured $60,000 in matching funds from the Gates Family Foundation. 

We will re-apply to History Colorado in April for a smaller grant of $35,000. The time-frame for approval of this amount is shorter - if approved, funds would be released this summer. That would give us time to get started on work on the roof, foundation, and clean-up of the site.

Our $15,000 grant for an Historic Structure Assessment for the NoLo Mill was approved History Colorado. That work will begin as soon as weather and conditions permit.

We remain optimistic about our chances for success, and we are grateful to all of our supporters.