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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Positive Changes To Heritage Grant Program

Saint John boats an impressive array of heritage buildings--and preserving those buildings is key to our future.

The City's heritage grant program is changing in a way that could ensure more in a people take advantage of the funds available to do just that. 

Building Inspector Amy Poffenroth explains they've adopted a new funding mix that increases the ratios if you're doing work of a structural nature: from 25% of the eligible cost up to 45%, an increased maximum of $7,500 for a conservation grant, and $750 for a maintenance grant.

There's about $90,000 available in Heritage Grants. Under the new recommended changes, folks who do the work would also be able to access the funds more quickly.