Local communities awarded federal funding for historic preservation

first_imgThe State of Vermont is awarding $57,000 in grant funding to seven communities dedicated to local historic preservation and restoration efforts.Federal funding through the National Park Service will be issued to seven municipalities under the State’s Certified Local Government matching grant program. Award recipients include the Mad River Valley Planning District for the nomination of the Mad River Glen Historic Ski District to be the first Vermont ski area listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Town of Norwich, which is developing a walking tour brochure to highlight the local historic district; the Town of Shelburne’s plan to create a map depicting the town’s commercial and residential development and natural landscape; and the Town of Hartford’s agricultural oral history of farming project.‘We are privileged to have so many hard-working organizations and individuals preserving and championing Vermont’s history,’ said Gov. Peter Shumlin.  ‘Their dedication to the past, present and future is what helps sustain Vermont’s unique spirit of tradition and progress.’The Division for Historic Preservation awards at least 10 percent of its Historic Preservation Fund federal appropriation to Vermont’s Certified Local Governments, which are municipalities that have partnered with the State of Vermont to identify, protect and promote historic resources.‘All of this year’s grant recipients have demonstrated a clear vision on how to preserve and promote Vermont’s abundant historic resources, which is the core mission of this grant program,’ said State Historic Preservation Officer Giovanna Peebles of the Division for Historic Preservation. ‘Vermont is fortunate to have so many communities that are committed to honoring their local history.’A list of CLG Communities, their coordinators, and information on the CLG Program can be viewed at www.historicvermont.org(link is external). 2011 State Certified Local Government Grant Recipients: City of MontpelierPreservation of Montpelier’s Historic City Plans$10,911 Mad River Valley Planning DistrictMad River Glen Cooperative Ski Area$7,920Town of NorwichWalking Tour Brochure$7,901 Mad River Valley Planning DistrictWarren Blair Barn Restoration$7,116 Town of ShelburneBuilt Environment and Landscape Map$7,500Town of HartfordAgricultural Oral History$6,164 Town of WindsorHistoric Preservation Annual Conference$5,508 Town of BenningtonHistoric Window Repair Seminar$2,000Mad River Valley Planning DistrictWarren Historic District Boundary Increase$1,980 ###last_img

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