35 Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grants Awarded in 2020

Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $839,000 have been awarded by the Tennessee Historical Commission for historic preservation and archaeological projects throughout the state this year.  Programmatically competitive, THC staff reviewed 50 applications with a total request of approximately $1.7 million.  Grant priorities include projects that are in the Certified Local Governments program.  HPF grant recipient properties must be listed in the National Register and grant recipient programs must meet the objectives of Tennessee’s Historic Preservation Plan.  As matching grants, 60% of project funds are provided by the HPF, 40% come from the grantee. Listed by county, grant recipient projects are: 

Carroll County, City of McKenzie (CLG)
$6,000 for design guideline updating

Clay County, Clay County
$6,000 for Clay County Courthouse
window restoration

Coffee County, Tennessee Division of Archaeology
$6,000 for archaeological survey of Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Davidson County,
Andrew Jackson Foundation
$30,000 for Jackson tomb laser cleaning at The Hermitage

City of Belle Meade
$14,000 for survey of historic resources

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
$40,000 for historic stone step restoration

Metro Historical Commission (CLG)
$17,400 for restoration of historic resources in Centennial Park

Gibson County, Mt. Zion Worship Center
$24,000 for Mt. Zion School restoration

Greene County, Blue Springs Historical Association, Inc.
$28,548 for foundation restoration at Blue Springs Church

Hardeman County, City of Bolivar (CLG)
$21,000 for United Sons & Daughters of Charity Lodge Hall restoration

Hawkins County, Town of Rogersville (CLG)
$26,250 for restoration of the Powell Law Office

Jefferson County, Glenmore
Preservation Society, Inc.
$25,000 for Glenmore Mansion masonry work

Lawrence County,
City of Lawrenceburg (CLG)
$30,000 for Crockett Theater restoration

Maury County, Columbia Academy
$2,850 for iron fence restoration at Columbia Academy

Monroe County, Monroe County
$25,200 for Monroe County Courthouse masonry restoration

Moore County, Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County (CLG)
$10,200 for design guidelines and updating Lynchburg survey

Morgan County, Morgan County Tourism Alliance
$14,000 for Tanner Store restoration

Putnam County, City of Algood
$22,500 for White Plains Museum

Shelby County,
Central Gardens Association
$15,000 for survey and Central
Gardens Historic District National
Register nomination

Town of Collierville (CLG)
$15,000 for town survey

Sumner County, City of Gallatin (CLG)
$14,000 for city survey


Williamson County
African American Heritage Society of Williamson County
$25,000 for McLemore House restoration

City of Franklin (CLG)
$6,000 for City Cemetery
ironwork restoration 

City of Franklin (CLG)
$14,700 for Harlinsdale Farmhouse window restoration


Multi-County Grants

Middle Tennessee State University

$3,539 to Dept. of Sociology &
Anthropology, Tennessee Archaeology Week posters

$50,000 to Fullerton Laboratory for Spatial Technology, survey data digitization

Development District
Preservation Specialist Staffing

$42,000 to East Tennessee
Development District 

$35,000 to First Tennessee
Development District 

$25,000 to Greater Nashville
Regional Council

$25,000 to Memphis Area Association
of Governments

$36,000 to Northwest Tennessee
Development District 

$50,000 to South Central Tennessee Development District

$54,000 to Southeast Tennessee
Development District

$40,000 to Southwest Tennessee
Development District

$40,000 to Upper Cumberland
Development District