Save America's Treasures Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program
On May 27, 2003, Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton announced that the Old North Church of Boston -- known for its part in Paul Revere's ride the night of April 18, 1775 -- received a $317,000 grant
under the nation's Save America's Treasures Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program. Until now, historically significant treasures that are also used for religious purposes have been ineligible to receive historic preservation grants.
This significant policy change is an important step in ending a discriminatory double-standard that has been applied to religious properties. For more information,
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