Apply for a landmarks preservation grant by April 15

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pierce_county_light_blueThe Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts.

Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals.

The maximum request is $10,000 for stabilization, restoration or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government register-listed buildings or structures. For photographic/document preservation, historic markers, history research, and public events/programming, the maximum request is $5,000.

Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and owners of property listed on local historic registers are eligible to apply. Matching resources must be provided by the applicants.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 15, 2013. Project activities must be completed by Oct. 1, 2014.

The grant guidelines and application form can be found on the Planning and Land Services website.

The program is funded by HDOC money, derived from the $1 recording fee, as appropriated by the Pierce County Council.

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