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City of Rome Selected to Receive Federal Historic Preservation Grant

Posted April 29, 2015 by Georgia's Rome in News

The City of Rome will receive $9,000 for a preservation plan for the historic African-American Fairview School, located in Cave Spring, Floyd County from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund. The City of Rome was selected as one of nine Georgia communities to receive a FFY 2015 federal subgrant from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic preservations.

Nine subgrant recipients received a total of $88,170 from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund. For the FFY 2015 grant cycle, historic resources surveys and National Register nomination projects were given priority funding by the Historic Preservation Division. These priority subgrant projects include historic resources surveys in seven Georgia communities and one National Register nomination in an African American neighborhood in Brunswick as well as the preservation plan for Fairview School. Grant projects are to be completed by September 2016.
The grants are provided annually through the Historic Preservation Fund from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and are administered by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Each year, Georgia’s 89 Certified Local Governments (CLGs) are eligible to apply for the matching 60% federal/40% local grants. To be eligible to become a federal Certified Local Government, a city or county must have passed a preservation ordinance and have established a historic preservation commission.
HPD Division Director David Crass said, “Because historic resource surveys are the foundation of all preservation activity, particularly for a CLG, this year we made the decision to offer priority funding for survey and National Register grant projects. These surveys will also identify buildings eligible for our star and federal tax incentive programs,” he added.
HPF grant funds may be used for a variety of other preservation activities, including archaeological surveys, design guidelines, educational/promotional/tourism activities and publications.
For press inquiries contact Historic Preservation Division Director David Crass at 770-389-7846 or david.crass@dnr.state.ga.us.


The City of Rome takes pride in a heritage of prosperity, and a future focused on providing the community with outstanding services for citizens and for those visiting Rome. The city values strong employment, leading education, public safety, supportive culture, and community recreation. Rome welcomes residents and visitors year-round to enjoy activities in the heart of the community, including the Forum and downtown.

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The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.

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