City of Tacoma awarded historic preservation grant

The City of Tacoma is one of 11 recipients sharing over $100,000 in grants to support local historic preservation programs, according to a statement released yesterday by Governor Chris Gregoire. The Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) will award the grants to local governments to assist in their efforts to protect important historic properties and resources for future generations.

According to DAHP, the grants will aid preservation efforts by providing support to identify historic properties, place historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places and create historic preservation plans for these areas. They will also support two training sessions on sound preservation principles for staff of the Historic Preservation Commissions.

In Tacoma, grant money totalling $5,308 will go towared National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s CAMP Training.

Since 2002, the program has funded a broad variety of significant preservation projects totaling more than $650,000.