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NATIONAL TRUST LENDS SUPPORT
TO CLAYTON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD


The Clayton County Conservation Board has been awarded a $1,500.00 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Dr. Frank Henry Landes Preservation Fund for Iowa.  The seed money is a matching grant for the Motor Mill Inn and Stable Building Assessment.  These funds will be used for the documentation of current conditions of the Inn and Stable at the Motor Mill Historic Park, along with a recommended list of repairs.
The National Trust’s program for dispensing small grants for local projects is administered through its Preservation Fund (PF).  The grants range from $500 to $5,000.  They are awarded to nonprofit groups, educational institutions and public agencies, and must be matched at least dollar for dollar with public or private funds.  PSF grants are being used nationally for such wide-ranging activities as consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources and educating children about their heritage.  These grants are often the deciding factor on whether historic buildings or sites can be saved for future generations.
The National Trust’s programs are funded from a variety of sources including state and federal grants, foundation support, and private contributions.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit membership organization chartered by Congress to encourage public participation in all aspects of historic preservation.  For further information on the National Trust’s Preservation Services Fund grant program, contact Kristin Twedt-Mottier, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation-Midwest Office, 53 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 350, Chicago, IL 60604, 312-939-5547.