COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the award of six Georgia Heritage grants— one of those being the Historic Claflin School in Columbus.
Friends of Historic Claflin has won $18,000 for conditions and environmental assessment reports towards the restoration of the historic African-American Clafflin School.
The grants were made possible by the purchase and annual renewal of Georgia's Historic Preservation license plate. All six project grants totaled $79,854.
The GA DNR Commissioner says historic resources make Georgia unique and they play an important role in our everyday lives.
"Good conservation practices are important so that Georgia's future generations can utilize and enjoy these significant and often scarce resources. This grant program has made a significant impact over the years, benefiting a wide range of historic preservation projects," said Commissioner Mark W. Williams.
Other grant winners for State Fiscal year 2017 include:
-Cassina Garden Club on St. Simons Island
-Jackson County Courthouse in Jefferson
-Historic Oakland Foundation for Oakland Cemetery in Fulton County
-North Alexander School in Wilkes County
-Polk County Courthouse (historically the Cedartown City Hall) in Cedartown
The Georgia Heritage grant program was established in 1995 and has benefited a total of 16 projects.
Learn more about R.E.A.C.H. for Claflin restoration project by watching the video below. Mobile users, click here to watch.