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Va. awarded $895,405 in preservation funding

Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 12:46pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is getting $895,405 in federal funding to preserve historic sites.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the grant from the Historic Preservation Fund on Wednesday.

Virginia's grant is among $46.9 million awarded to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and three affiliated Pacific island states.

Salazar says the funding leverage private investments in historic preservation and help to spur tourism and to create jobs.


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