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News Release 022

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 21, 2014 Volume 42-14-022 

St. Charles to receive federal grant for historic preservation project

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of St. Charles, a Certified Local Government (CLG), with a $20,300 grant through the federal Historic Preservation Fund. The city will use the grant to complete phase 4 of a historic/architectural survey of the city’s Midtown and Commons Neighborhood. The survey will identify potential National Register Historic Districts as well as individual properties that may be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes the Historic Preservation Fund to assist states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and in Missouri, is administered through the Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office.

CLG grants are awarded based on a competitive scoring process and the direct relation of the projects to the identification, evaluation, or protection of historical, architectural or archaeological resources.
For more information on the CLG program, visit dnr.mo.gov/shpo/certifie.htm.

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