(Joplin, MO) – On August 31, 2022, Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA) was awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These grant funds will be used to create structural and environmental reports for the Joplin Union Depot.
This grant will allow the organization to hire a structural engineer who specializes in historic properties to assess the Union Depot to enable more targeted marketing for this significant piece of Joplin’s history.
“Organizations like Downtown Joplin Alliance help to ensure that communities all across America retain their unique sense of place,” said Paul Edmondson, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “We are honored to provide a grant to Downtown Joplin Alliance, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared national heritage.”
Grants from the National Trust Preservation Fund range from $2,500 to $5,000 and have provided over $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities including consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance for tourism that promotes historic resources, and the development of materials for education and outreach campaigns.
For more information on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Fund grants, click here.
About Downtown Joplin Alliance:
Downtown Joplin Alliance is a 501c3 organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe, and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence, and entertainment.
Lori Haun, Executive Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance