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Historic barn funding available; local workshop in Mount Vernon

Sep 6th, 2019 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – In partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), the Washington Trust announced that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the seventh round of grant funding available for owners of historic barns and the second round of grant funding for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries. The Heritage Barn Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register in 2007, a statewide list of historically significant barns, and owners of designated Heritage Barns are once again eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects. The Historic Cemetery Preservation Program is intended to honor veterans and support the ongoing preservation of historic cemeteries through funding for capital projects.

Free workshops will be held throughout the state for anyone wishing to learn more. Locally, a workshop will be available in Mount Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Skagit City School, 17508 Moore Rd., Mount Vernon. The 2-hour workshop begins at 6 p.m. with the first hour focusing on cemetery grants and the second hour about barn grants.

Both initiatives are programs of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation and managed under contract by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The deadline to submit applications for both grant programs is Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Program guidelines, applications, and more information for each program can be accessed through the DAHP website: and


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