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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to Eight Local Non-Profits


The Linn County Board of Supervisors today awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to eight non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission reviews the grant applications and makes funding recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. 

“Our discussion about this grant program is very in depth every year,” said Linn County Historic Preservation Commission Chair Maura Pilcher. “We not only review the program itself and make sure we are asking the right questions, making sure its accessible to all of our applicants, but also we are really making sure this is a tool to promote quality in preservation of our cultural heritage in Linn County.”

The following organizations will receive grant funding from the FY24 budget that begins July 1:

ApplicantProject TitleHPC Funding Recommendation
BrucemoreRestoration of Brick on Garden Patio and Steps$4,000
Coggon Area Betterment AssociationLockstep Project$2,064
Coggon Community Historical SocietyClemons House Gutters$6,126
Cedar Rapids Public LibraryCedar Rapids Public Library History$4,987
Genealogical Society of Linn CountyMap Preservation$500
National Czech and Slovak Museum & LibraryConservation Form for Folk Dress$2,080
Save CR HeritageExterior Wood Ornamentation: Preservation, Education, and Repair$8,000
Uptown Marion Main Street/Marion Chamber of CommerceMarion Stone Carriage$1,043

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