HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $536,000 in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 20 counties.
PHMC awarded 29 grants selected from 70 eligible applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match. Grants were awarded through a competitive selection process.
Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities.
Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or can be used to meet building or community specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
These grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. This fund is supported annually by a portion of the state realty tax revenue.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Editor's Note: The following is a list of Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Awards by county.
Daisy Wilson Artist Community Inc., $23,000
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, $25,000
University of Pittsburgh/Facilities Management, $20,850
Juniata Valley Audubon Society, $7,000
Cambria County Commissioners, $22,294
City of Johnstown/Department of Community and Economic Development, $25,000
Chester County Historical Society, $25,000
Civic Club of Harrisburg Affiliates, $25,000
Messiah Lutheran Church, $12,155
Tabernacle Baptist Church, $9,250
Erie County Historical Society, $25,000
Lake Shore Railway Historical Society, $5,000
Fallingwater Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, $25,000
National Road Heritage Corridor, $5,000
Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny, $15,000
Huntingdon County Planning and Development Department, $6,000
Historic Brookville Inc., $5,000
Lackawanna Historical Society, $25,000
LancasterHistory.org: Lancaster County Historical Society and Wheatland, $13,200
Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County, $25,000
Borough of Hatboro, $25,000
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, $25,000
City of Shamokin, $25,000
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc., $25,000
Girard College Founder's Hall/Development Fund, $25,000
National Society of Colonial Dames of America/PA Stenton $11,000
1901 Church Inc., $6,250
City of Franklin, $25,000
Wayne County Historical Society, $25,000
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission