June 11, 2014
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) announced today that Clay County will receive a historic preservation grant. The $7,200 grant will go to upgrade the electrical system in the courthouse.
“Our Clay County Courthouse is a historic treasure for local citizens that should be preserved for many years to come,” said Senator Beavers. “I am pleased this grant is available to help in that effort.”
The grant was awarded from the Historic Preservation Fund allocated to the Tennessee Historical Commission. Awarded annually, 60% of the project funds are from the federal Historic Preservation Fund and 40% of project funds come from the grantee. The Commission reviewed 63 applications with funding requests totaling approximately $1.9 million. Properties that use the restoration grants must be listed in the National Register.