JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 27, 2010—The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today that the City of St. Louis, a Certified Local Government, will receive a $10,000 grant through the federal Historic Preservation Fund. The city will use the grant to develop a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for contributing resources associated with the history of the Ville, a historic African-American community in the City of St. Louis.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants, known as the Historic Preservation Fund, to assist the various states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and in Missouri, is administered through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office.
For more information about the CLG program, visit the department's SHPO website at dnr.mo.gov/shop/certifie.htm or contact Jo Ann Radetic at 573-522-2473 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ###
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