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:
|Applicant||Project Title||HPC Funding Recommendation|
|Brucemore||Restoration of Brick on Garden Patio and Steps||$4,000|
|Coggon Area Betterment Association||Lockstep Project||$2,064|
|Coggon Community Historical Society||Clemons House Gutters||$6,126|
|Cedar Rapids Public Library||Cedar Rapids Public Library History||$4,987|
|Genealogical Society of Linn County||Map Preservation||$500|
|National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library||Conservation Form for Folk Dress||$2,080|
|Save CR Heritage||Exterior Wood Ornamentation: Preservation, Education, and Repair||$8,000|
|Uptown Marion Main Street/Marion Chamber of Commerce||Marion Stone Carriage||$1,043|