A public comment period is now open on a federal grant awarded to Benton County for a project at Willamette Community and Grange Hall. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Benton County received a grant through the federal Historic Preservation Fund to fund a project at the historic Willamette Community and Grange Hall building on Greenberry Road.

The $2,000 grant will go toward the replacement of vinyl windows with historically accurate windows, Benton County Parks and Recreation reported.

The National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act requires that details of the grant and project be published and to solicit comments. A public comment period is open until April 13.

To provide comments or learn more information about the project, visit the state’s federal grant public comment section of its website or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oprd.oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants, known as the Historic Preservation Fund, to assist the various states in carrying out historic preservation activities.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and in Oregon, is administered through the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.

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