Gainesville has received $21,000 in federal grant funding to continue its survey of the city’s historic resources.
The city was one of 10 communities in Georgia chosen for the federal grants, which total $94,310. Grants are provided through the Historic Preservation Fund from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and are administered by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Each year, Georgia’s 78 Certified Local Governments are eligible to apply for the matching 60 percent federal/40 percent local grants.
To be eligible to become a federal Certified Local Government, a city or county must have passed a preservation ordinance and have established a historic preservation commission.