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National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards Poston Community Alliance

By August 15, 2015 No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Poston Community Alliance was awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns on July 15. The grant funds will be used to prepare a Historic Structures Assessment Report to preserve the adobe classrooms at the Poston site.

“Organizations like the Poston Community Alliance help to ensure that communities and towns all across America retain their unique sense of place,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We are honored to provide a grant to the Poston Community Alliance, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage.”

The mission of the Poston Community Alliance is to preserve the stories, artifacts and historic structures of the Poston Confinement Site, which is located on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich the future of the U.S. It is committed to protecting America’s rich cultural legacy and helping build vibrant, sustainable communities that reflect the nation’s diversity.

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds range from $2,500-$5,000 and have provided more than $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities, including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns.