Local Structures Among Grant Recipients

Edited Story from KTLO

Four area structures are among those receiving Historic Preservation Restoration Grants from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program for the fiscal year 2021.

The purpose of the Historic Preservation and Restoration Grant program is to encourage and promote preservation of Arkansas’ historic resources by providing financial assistance for restoration of historic properties. The program is financed through proceeds of the Real Estate Transfer Tax.

This year, $796,460 in grant funding was awarded to 22 applicants. The amount of funding fluctuates each year depending on the taxes collected.

Locally, the proposed projects and award amounts went to

  • Carroll County, Eureka Springs, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, repair chimneys, roof & windows, selective masonry pointing, $14,836
  • Carroll County, Eureka Springs, Heart of Many Ways, replace roof – former First Church of Christ Scientist, $20,000
  • Newton County, Jasper, Newton County, replace roof – former Newton County Jail, $26,667
  • Boone County, Paris, Paris First United Methodist Church, restore entrance steps and preservation plan, $57,455

 

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