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Group offers grants for historic preservation

Spokane Preservation Advocates is accepting applications for capital preservation and minigrants through Oct. 15.

The nonprofit group is dedicated to preserving historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and character.

The Heritage Fund grant program is managed by the SPA’s Heritage Fund Committee and provides two types of grants for historic preservation projects:

• Capital preservation grants ($2,500 to $5,000) for brick-and-mortar projects with matching funding required by the applicant.

•SPA minigrant program ($100-$1,000) for brick-and-mortar projects, programs or educational projects. No matching funds are required.

Information and grant applications can be downloaded from the SPA Web site at or contact the Heritage Fund Committee chair, Susan Winchell, at


• The West Hills Neighborhood Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Days Inn on the Sunset Hill. Call Neighborhood Services at 625-6730 for more information about the location.

• The Windsor Community Association will have refreshments at 6:30 and a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Windsor Grange, 4417 S. Assembly Road. Featured guest speaker will be from Fire District 10.

• The Browne’s Addition Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday in the Gilkey Community Room at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave.

• The Rockwood Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the Guild Room of the Jewett House at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave.

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