021622CM0288CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is set to receive more than $726,000 to make improvements and create new exhibits, thanks to support from State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).

“Museums provide excellent opportunities for education and give folks near and far the opportunity to learn about our history,” Bennett said. “This grant program is making a significant investment in our local museum that will ultimately attract more visitors, support research, and serve the community for generations to come.”

Overseen by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program is open to any museum operated by a local government or built on municipally owned land. The maximum grant award for projects is $750,000, and matching funds are often required based on museum attendance.

The program will distribute a total of $19.7 million in grants to 36 Illinois museums for facility improvement and development of new exhibits.

Investments for the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program are funded by Rebuild Illinois. More information about the program is available here.

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