Historical Society awards local preservation grant

Historical Society awards local preservation grant The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced the awarding of 12 grants totaling nearly $50,000 to local historic preservation groups across the state.

Clay County/Vermillion has been awarded a $5,500 CLG grant for the first phase of a survey and presentation plan.

The State Historic Preservation Office, a program of the State Historical Society, must transfer a minimum of 10 percent of the state's annual apportionment of historic preservation funds from the National Park Service to Certified Local Governments (CLGs) for HPF-eligible activities.

CLGs are local groups certified by the NPS to receive historic preservation funds. All CLGs within the state are eligible to compete for funds from the federal government, but the SHPO is not required to award funds to all CLGs eligible to receive funds.

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