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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Linn County Historic Preservation Commission Preservation Grant Window Now Open

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The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for its annual Historic Preservation Grant Program. Application information is available on Linn County’s website at linncounty.org/Historic-Preservation-Grant-Program. There is $28,800 in grant funding available this year.  

Please note the format of the application has changed to an online submittal this year. 

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, the Historic Preservation Commission will host its annual grant workshop for those interested in learning about the Preservation Grant process or who have questions about their project. The workshop is being held via a virtual GoToMeeting this year. If you are interested in joining the virtual meeting or have questions or concerns about the new application format please contact the Planning & Development Department at 319-892-5130.

Applicants must be a non-profit organization located in Linn County. Individuals are not eligible. Due to legal restrictions, Iowa Code Section 331.901(5), organizations under ecclesiastical or sectarian management or control are not eligible for Linn County grant funds. Completed applications are due April 1, 2021, by 5 p.m. This is a competitive grant program. 

Projects must be designed for the purpose of collecting or preserving historical materials, artifacts, places, or structures, including National Register of Historic Places nominations; maintaining a historical library or collection; conducting historical studies or research; issuing educational publications (not membership newsletters); providing public lectures of historical interest; or otherwise disseminating a knowledge of the history of the area to the general public.

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