CMSC awarded New London Main Street and six other municipalities a total of $70,000 in grants through its Preservation of Place grant program, report The Day. The winners will receive between $5,000 and $14,500. New London Main Street will use the money for its organizational, leadership development and capacity-building plan.
The Preservation of Place program provides a source of funding for new initiatives and programs. The funds are meant to be flexible to meet individual community need.
Since 2008, CMSC has awarded $376,130 through the Preservation of Place grant program. The program receives support from the State Historic Preservation Office with funds from the Community Investment Act.