February 27, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga.---Historic Augusta is getting a $120,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The grant will be used to provide expanded field services in the greater
Augusta area that incorporate preservation into community planning and development.
Historic Augusta is one of 24 groups around the country getting the grants. Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is getting a $140,000 matching grant.
The president of Historic Augusta Inc., Tennent Houston, said, "In recent years the Augusta area has enjoyed a remarkable groundswell of concern for historic preservation. This grant and the matching funds that we are raising will enable Historic Augusta Inc. to expand significantly its field preservation efforts and to provide assistance to those individuals and organizations with an interest in historic structures."
For more information and a complete list of the groups getting the grants you can visit www.PreservationNation.org
Information from The National Trust for Historic Preservation was used in this report.