Submit Grant Applications for Conservation, Historic Preservation Projects

Richland County Conservation Commission is accepting applications for its Historic Preservation and Community Conservation grants.

The grants are used to help fund projects that protect and preserve land and historic places. Non-profit and neighborhood organizations, governmental agencies, institutions and commercial entities may apply for the grants, which require a 20 percent match.

The deadline for submission for both grants is Monday, Feb. 4.

New this year is the use of Zoom Grants, which requires applications to be completed online. Grant applications, criteria and helpful how-to information can be found at

Historic Preservation grants are available in amounts up to $50,000 for preservation/restoration costs for historic buildings and cemeteries or educational and research projects promoting the history of Richland County. Grant projects underway this year include:

▪ Replacing the roof of Morgan Hall at Benedict College

▪ Oral histories of former students and teachers at Pine Grove Rosenwald School

▪ National Historic District nomination for Five Points

▪ Wall stabilization of the JA Byrd Mercantile Store in Eastover

▪ Exhibit fabrication for the Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum

Community Conservation grants are available in amounts up to $20,000 for trail building, water quality improvement, green infrastructure, or environmental education programs. Grant projects this year include:

▪ Stream restoration design plans for Gills Creek at Crowson Road

▪ Kinsler Creek walkway enhancements

▪ Native plantings at Owens Field Park For more information about Richland County historic and conservation grant opportunities, contact Nancy Stone-Collum at [email protected] or 576-2083

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