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B-N Awarded IHPA Grant

Post Date:05/16/2017 9:18 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          

May 16, 2017

Contact: Katie Simpson, Bloomington City Planner, 309-434-2341



BLOOMINGTON, IL– The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) recently announced it will award $7,000 to the City of Bloomington and Town of Normal to host C.A.M.P.- Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program- later this year.


C.A.M.P. consists of on sight workshops offered by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). Led by preservation professionals, C.A.M.P. provides training to preservation commissions in a variety of subjects, ranging from the basic to the more challenging. The City and Town plan to extend this training to at least 30 commissioners and community members and, if the community shows more interest, could accommodate other local professionals. Topics could include Legal Ethics, Preservation Planning for Local Commissions, Identifying and Designating Historic Resources, Preservation Incentives and Benefits and Building Public Support.


Funding for C.A.M.P. is provided by the Certified Local Government Grants sponsored from the National Department of the Interior and administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.  Both communities have received Certified Local Government Status under the National Historic Preservation Act and together they applied for this opportunity.


“This is a great opportunity for our communities to learn from the experts in historic preservation,” explains Town of Normal Associate Planner Taylor Long. “We are excited to have been selected for this grant award and very happy to host C.A.M.P. in Bloomington-Normal” added Bloomington City Planner Katie Simpson.


The total project cost for the Bloomington-Normal C.A.M.P. is anticipated to be approximately $10,375.48, of which $7,000 will be funded by federal grant funds. Bloomington and Normal will split local cash and in-kind contributions amounting to $3,375.48. C.A.M.P. is expected to take place early fall 2017.

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