Mississippi awards more than $3 million in conservation grants for state projects – Magnolia State Live

More than $3 million in grants has been awarded to 18 conservation and restoration projects in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Board of Trustees announced the awards Friday on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program.

The program helps preserve and restore historic courthouses, schools, and other properties.

“The legislature has saved hundreds of important properties in Mississippi through this program,” said Katie Blount, the department’s director.

The awards are as follows:

Auburn, Natchez, Adams County- $234,192: Porch Columns, Billiard Room, and Duncan Pavilion Restoration

Alcorn County Courthouse, Corinth, Alcorn County- $150,000: Courtroom and Interior Restoration

Carrollton Water Tower, Carrollton, Carroll County-$47,784: Repaint

Chickasaw County Courthouse, Houston, Chickasaw County-$214,690: Window Replacement

Saenger Theater, Hattiesburg, Forrest County- $250,000: Interior Restoration

Holmes County Courthouse, Lexington, Holmes County-$276,630: Second-floor courtroom restoration; re-join masonry

Fulton Grammar School, Fulton, Itawamba County- $93,860: Roof Repairs

Jefferson Davis County Courthouse, Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County- $220,800: Roof Repairs

Madison County Jail (Old), Canton, Madison-$54,456: Roof and Interior Repairs

Columbia Waterworks, Columbia, Marion County- $274,027: ​​ADA restrooms; HVAC & electrical installation, interior paint

Booker T. Washington School, Philadelphia, Neshoba County- $115,200: Gym Floor and Grandstand Repair

Noxubee County Library, Macon, Noxubee County- $80,000: Roof Restoration; masonry and plaster repairs

McCormick Administration Building, Senatobia, Tate County- $264,000: Exterior and window restoration; masonry repairs

Bowmar Elementary School, Vicksburg, Warren County- $245,395: Exterior Repairs

Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Warren County- $100,000: General site drainage repairs; masonry wall stabilization

Edna M. Scott Elementary, Leland, Washington County- $167,920: Exterior Repairs; masonry wall stabilization

Wilkinson County Courthouse, Woodville, Wilkinson County- $168,000: Clock Tower Stabilization

Yalobusha County Courthouse, Water Valley, Yalobusha County- $191,275: Window Restoration

Grant awards are made on a repayable basis upon successful completion of the entire project or upon completion of predefined project phases. Prior to application, all buildings must be designated as Mississippi Landmarks. Only state or municipal governments, school districts, and nonprofit organizations that have been granted Section 501(c)(3) tax exemption by the Internal Revenue Service may submit applications.

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