Rep. Darby announces $14K grant for historic site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Tandy Darby, R-Greenfield, today announced a $14,700 grant to the Carroll County Historical Society and Governor Gordon Browning Museum.

The funds are part of a larger $5 million appropriation approved by members of the General Assembly for the Tennessee State Museum in the 2023-24 state budget.

“Carroll County has a fascinating history,” Darby said. “The Carroll County Historical Society does a great job in preserving that history and telling our community’s story. I appreciate the work of the Tennessee State Museum in granting these funds.”

The funds must be used for building and land improvements, including structural changes and renovations.

Out of 170 applications totaling $12.5 million in requests, 108 museums across 58 counties were granted a total of $5 million in full or partial awards from the State Museum, according to Ashley Howell, the executive director of the Tennessee State Museum. 

The money was made available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits or museums affiliated with government entities through the Tennessee General Assembly’s 2023-24 Appropriations Act. Each request had a minimum of $5,000 in improvements and a maximum of $100,000. The projects covered by the grants have a completion deadline of June 30, 2024. 

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