Applications for Richland Co. historic preservation grants being accepted now

February 5, 2014 

— Richland County is accepting applications for historic preservation and community conservation grants through Feb. 20.

Nonprofit and neighborhood groups, government agencies and even businesses are eligible. A 20 percent match is required. Historic preservation grants are available up to $50,000 for preservation or restoration costs for historic buildings and cemeteries, or for educational and research projects that promote the history of Richland County.

Conservation grants are available up to $20,000 for trail building, greenway planning, water-quality improvement, green infrastructure or environmental education programs.

Rules and applications are online at richlandlegacy.com or by contacting Nancy Stone-Collum at stonecollumn@rcgov.us or (803) 576-2083.\

-- Dawn Hinshaw

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