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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANT

There are numerous (non-profit or government owned) historic structures in our community that are in need of renovation work (i.e. historic churches, community buildings, theatres, and schools).  

Increasing awareness of historic preservation is a vital component of HCF’s mission. Having the public as a partner in this process will only strengthen our ability to advocate for saving our history, legacies, and stories.  There are numerous (non-profit or government-owned) historic structures in our community that are in need of renovation work (i.e., historic churches, community buildings, theatres, and schools).  

 

The purpose of this grant is to assist those properties with “bricks and mortar” needs and asks applicants to promote their projects and create enthusiasm within the public about preservation efforts.

 

Grants ranging from $10,000 up to $100,000 will be awarded to projects that preserve, rehabilitate, restore, or increase accessibility to historic properties in Muscogee County and its environs.  

 

A historic property is defined as a property that is 1) eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or 2) listed on the National Register either individually or as a contributing structure within a National Register Historic District/National Historic Landmark District.  Environs is defined as Georgia counties adjoining Muscogee County.

GRANT TIMELINE

May 28
Grant Announced

September 17
Grant Application Due

September 30
Grant Finalists Announced at Media Event

October 1 - 17
Finalists Host Open Houses

October 11 - 17 
Public Voting

October 26
Grant Winner Announced at HCF Annual Meeting