Town of Washington Receives $75,982 Grant Award from LCHIP
L-R,Tom Marshall, Selectman; Lynn Hendrickson and Jean Kluk, grant authors
Washington, NH, December 4, 2017 – The Town of Washington, NH, has received a $75,982 matching grant award from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to support its efforts to restore the historic blown glass windows in the Meetinghouse, repair doors and install preservation quality storm windows.
The Washington Meetinghouse window restoration project will continue the Town’s efforts to preserve and maintain the 230-year-old Meetinghouse that is the cornerstone of our Town Common Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. “We are very appreciative of LCHIP’s investment in Washington’s Meetinghouse,” said Tom Marshall, Washington’s Selectman overseeing the project. “And, we are very optimistic that the community will accept this gift from LCHIP and provide the required matching funds at Town Meeting in March.”
NH’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program awarded $3,600,000 to conserve the State’s natural, cultural and historic resources, including The Washington Meetinghouse Window and Door Restoration Project. Thirty-five very different communities are benefiting from the grants. LCHIP’s $3.6 million in grants will be matched by more than $11 million in funds from other sources. Grant amounts range from under $4,000 to $390,000.
About New Hampshire’s Land andCommunity Heritage Investment Program
The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to protect and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. Since LCHIP’s inception in 2000, forty million dollars of state money have leveraged more than $280 million in funds from other sources. LCHIP grants are supported by fees on four documents recorded at the Registry of Deeds in every county of the state. For more information about LCHIP, visit lchip.org or call (603)224-4113.