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Historic preservation grant applications now available

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts in the Pierce County.

Requests for grants up to $5,000 can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. Matching funds must be provided by the applicants. Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and owners of property listed on local historic registers are eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on July 2, 2012. Project activities must be completed by Sept. 1, 2013.

For more information, go to www.piercecountywa.org/historicpreservation or contact Chad Williams at cwillia@co.pierce.wa.us or (253) 798-3683.

Pierce County funds the program from a $1 fee for recording documents.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sean Gaffney, Planning and Land Services

(253) 798-2724

Chad Williams, Planning and Land Services

(253) 798-3683