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Several southern Illinois sites awarded Landmarks Illinois grants

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Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois has awarded nearly $32,000 in grants to various preservation projects throughout the state.

Sites in Anna, Cairo, Carbondale, Chicago, Golconda, and Marion were provided monetary assistance to preserve significant structures that are under threat of demolition, deterioration, or in need of stabilization and evaluation.

The grants were awarded to the Stinson Memorial Public Library District in Anna, the R.B. Fuller Dome in Carbondale, Golconda's Main Street, the Little Egypt Arts Association in Marion, and the Cairo Historical Preservation Project's effort to restore Cairo's Ward Chapel AME Church.

Landmarks Illinois grants recipients funds for projects on a matching basis with the aim of engaging communities.

Grant applications for the next round of funding through the Preservation Heritage Fund and Barbara C. and Thomas E. Donnelley II Preservation Fund for Illinois grant programs are due April 1.

Landmarks Illinois is also accepting applications for the Landmarks Illinois Banterra Bank Preserve Southern Illinois Grant Program. Applications for this region-specific grant funding is due January 1, 2024.

Ava Steffens is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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