Marianna eyes grant for downtown museum project
The City of Marianna is again seeking money to turn a historic downtown building into a museum.
On Friday morning city commissioners will convene for a special meeting. The sole agenda item is a proposed resolution to match funds for a $400,000 grant, the application deadline for which is Saturday.
The state cultural facilities grant, if awarded, will be used to renovate the city-owned First National Bank Building that sits vacant near the corner of US 90 and Caledonia Street.
Main Street Director Charlotte Brunner on Wednesday said the quest to secure funding for the $800,000 project has been a long one.
“I’ve had this job for five years, so I’ve been seeking money for this for five years.”
This grant is intended for buildings used primarily for the production or exhibition of any of the arts and cultural disciplines (music, theater, visual/media arts, etc.).