Carbondale to Receive Grant for Historic Preservation Projects

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) – A southern Illinois community is one of five to receive grants for historic preservation projects.

The town of Carbondale received $21,000 in federal historic preservation funds, with the town providing $9,000 in matching funds.

They will use the money for a historical study of residential neighborhoods in the northeast quadrant of the city limits to be incorporated into the city’s preservation plan. The previous historical survey had not been updated since 2002.

On Friday, May 6, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the approval of federal funding of $117,250 for the five projects through the National Park Services Historic Preservation Fund.

According to an IDNR release, the program is open to 84 certified local governments in Illinois with money available to reimburse participating CLG communities for projects focused on investigation, public education, planning and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Other projects include:

  • Village of Frankfurt – The project is an intensive historical study of the city center. The village received $24,500 in federal historic preservation funds, with the village providing $10,500 in matching funds
  • Kendall County – The project is an intensive historical study of Kendall and Bristol townships. Kendall County received $29,750 in federal historic preservation funds, with the county providing $12,750 in matching funds
  • City of Collinsville – The project is to create historic preservation design guidelines for the city’s historic landmarks and potential preservation district to establish a clear set of professionally developed guidelines. The town of Collinsville received $7,000 in federal historic preservation funds, with the town providing $3,220 in matching funds
  • McHenry County – The project is an intensive rural historical survey of Burgon, Coral, Dorr, Greenwood and Richmond townships, last updated in 2002. McHenry County received $35,000 in federal funds historic preservation, with the county providing $15,000 in matching funds

According to the IDNR, the State Historic Preservation Office is planning another round of CLG Grants in the fall of 2022.

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