SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 22, 2023 – The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission recently awarded $100,000 in grant funding to nine local cultural heritage preservation projects:
“Snohomish County is rich with history, but sometimes our cultural heritage needs extra dollars to help in the completion of the preservation work in our community,” said Gretchen Kaehler, the Snohomish County Archaeologist and manager of the grant program. “The Historic Preservation Grant can help make a difference.”
In 2007, Snohomish County Council created the Historic Preservation Commission to provide financial assistance to a variety of projects related to the protection and preservation of archeological and historical resources. The Commission utilizes a recording document surcharge of $1 to help fund historical programs. The funding from the recording fee is used to provide preservation information but also to fund projects preserving the uniqueness of Snohomish County’s local history. The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Program was started in 2009 with the purpose of funding and promoting historic preservation projects across the county to educate residents on their past.
This year, The Historic Preservation Grant received 13 applications amounting to $178,000 in funding requests.