Vine Neighborhood Association in Kalamazoo receives State Grant | Business
Historic rehabilitation in Michigan gets $600,000 boost. Several nonprofits, serving historically designated neighborhoods throughout the state, will benefit from a collective $600,000 in grant funding to rehabilitate structures.
“Historic buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods are key to maintaining a sense of place in our communities,” MSHDA Executive Director Kevin Elsenheimer said. “They create character in small towns and cities alike. These Michigan communities will benefit for many years from the hard work of the neighborhood organizations that are taking on these rehab projects with the help of the Heritage Restoration Program.”
This program, created by the legislature for fiscal year 2015 as a competitive grant program to assist with funding of restoration and preservation projects in historically designated neighborhoods. Organizations receiving the grants will contribute 40 percent of the project cost.
Nonprofit neighborhood organizations statewide were eligible to apply for grants between $60, 000 and $250,000. SHPO received 18 applications totaling more the $2.1 million in requests.
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is happy to announce that the Vine Neighborhood Association in Kalamazoo, MI will receive $63,000 for store front and interior retail space restoration of the Central Corners building in Kalamazoo’s Vine Street Historic District. The District is locally designated and list in the National Register of Historical Places.