Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will receive an historic preservation grant from the federal government totaling $35,000. The grant will allow the university to digitize data for historic and architectural survey files. The grant also provides for survey data entry for the computerization of survey files.
State Senator Bill Ketron said, “The people of Rutherford County are very proud of our heritage and dedicated to preserving our area's historic sites. This grant will help us achieve that goal."
The grant is a result of the federal National Historic Preservation Act, which allocates federal dollars to worthy projects based on a number of strict criteria. The grants are administered by the Tennessee Historical Commission, which awards them based on the applicant's ability to demonstrate the purpose of preserving archeological sites, historic districts and structures.
Ketron added, "With limited federal funds, we were very fortunate to get this grant. We thank and congratulate our MTSU officials for their diligence in applying for the grant and know that it will be put to good use in preserving our county's heritage.”