HNF Receives Fully Funded Grant through MDAH:

Source: Natchez Democrat

The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded nearly $3 million in grants during a special meeting Friday, more than $500,000 of which is earmarked for historic properties in Natchez.

Temple B’Nai Israel has been approved for $286,384 for upgrades to the electrical system and fire suppression and the Natchez Institute — which houses the Historic Natchez Foundation — has been approved for $243,375 for roof replacement, window restoration and cornice repair, MDAH officials said.

The grants were awarded on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program, which is authorized and funded by the Mississippi Legislature and helps preserve and restore historic courthouses, schools and other historic properties.

Grant awards are paid only to eligible municipalities, school districts and non-profit organizations on a reimbursable basis after whole projects or pre-established phases of projects are completed, MDAH officials said.

Historic Natchez Foundation Executive Director, Carter Burns said the application process is very competitive and even more so this year after funding wasn’t available for the last several years.


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