Clay Co receives AHPP grant for Eastern District Courthouse
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) will award more than $2.5 million in fiscal year 2021 through its County Courthouse Restoration and Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs, the agency announced June 17. Clay County Judge Mike Patterson applied for a grant to restore the roof on the Eastern District Courthouse in Piggott. Joia Burton, AHPP Grants Administrator said that Clay County was notified that their grant was approved on June 16.
In the summary of the proposed project for the Clay County Courthouse – Eastern District, it was stated, “The purpose of this project is to make repairs to the severely leaking roof. The line item budget for the project presents two options, replace the roof in one phase so that the roof on the Corning courthouse can be addressed next year, or do the roof in two phases over two years. The severe leaks in the roof have resulted in the county having to place buckets in numerous places in the building to catch the leaking rain water. Damage to the interior has resulted from these leaks.”
The total amount of grant money requested for the roof was $408,684.00. The county received $222,660. Burton stated, “These are reimbursement grants, so as the county incurs project expenses they submit pay request. We encourage them to submit no more than four (4) pay requests during the grant period, July 7, 2020 to May June 14, 2021.”
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