Community briefs

January 16, 1998

Community briefs

W.Va. offering funding for transportation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Transportation is starting another round of Transportation Enhancement Program funding.

During the past six-year program, $20 million was awarded to 94 projects throughout the state for construction of bicycle and pedestrian paths, restoration of historic railroad depots, acquisition and development of rails trails.

Administered by the DOT, the reimbursement program provides 80 percent funding through the Federal Highway Administration to be matched by 20 percent funding by enhancement project sponsors, which must be governmental agencies or towns, cities, counties and state agencies.

All projects must be transportation-related.

For more information, contact Richard Hartman at 1-304-558-3165; fax: 1-304-558-3783; or e-mail: (

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1.

Applications accepted for historic grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Applications are now being accepted for historic preservation development grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.


Approximately $100,000 will be awarded, contingent upon appropriation of funds from the W.Va. State Legislature or the U.S. Congress.

Eligible projects include the restoration or rehabilitation of historic sites listed in the State or National Register of Historic Places.

Properties used exclusively for religious or governmental purposes are not eligible for funding. Privately owned properties are eligible only in instances where there is evidence of public support or benefit.

For more information, call 1-304-558-0220. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31.

FCC registering Saturday

FREDERICK, Md. - Due to Thursday's inclement weather, Frederick Community College will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday so students can register for spring classes.

Starting Saturday, payment will be due at the time of registration.

For more information, call 1-301-846-2430.

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