On March 25, the National Trust announced new Rural Heritage Development Initiative funded in significant part through a $745,000 three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Rural Heritage Development Initiative will bring together various multi-disciplinary services of the National Trust for intensive work with partners in the pilot regions over a three-year period. Through preservation-based strategies including heritage tourism, local entrepreneurial and business development, barn preservation, rural land-use planning, and neighborhood housing revitalization, the project will utilize local assets to achieve economic gains in the pilot regions.
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