A state commission says it is awarding 32 grants for historic preservation and archaeological projects in Tennessee.

State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick McIntyre said in a statement Wednesday that the grants amounting to more than $750,000 help "protect historic places and contribute to the preservation of Tennessee's heritage."

The Tennessee Historical Commission says it reviewed 51 applications for the competitive grants, with $1.6 million in requests. The commission says that's "significantly more than the amount of funding available."

The counties where the projects are located, grant recipients, funding and descriptions are:

  • Bradley County - First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland - $28,152 to fund masonry restoration on the National Register-listed First Presbyterian Church.
  • Carter County - Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park - $5,550 to fund the continuation of paint analysis in the National Register-listed Carter Mansion.
  • Cheatham County - Tennessee Division of Archaeology - $7,500 to fund an archaeological survey of a CCC Camp in Montgomery Bell State Park.
  • Claiborne County - Claiborne County Historical Society - $23,058 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed old Claiborne County Jail.
  • Claiborne Economic and Community Development Board - $4,260.00 to fund a restoration plan for the National Register-listed Graham-Kivette House.
  • Coffee County - Tennessee Division of Archaeology - $9,300 to fund an archaeological survey of Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park.
  • Davidson County - Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art- $25,000 to fund the restoration of historic stone steps at the National Register-listed property.
  • Frist Art Museum - $25,000 to fund a restoration study of the windows on the National Register listed United States Post Office.
  • Greene County - Town of Greeneville (CLG) - $12,000 to fund a survey of part of downtown Greeneville.
  • Grundy County - City of Coalmont - $9,000 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed Coalmont Bank Building.
  • Henry County - City of Paris (CLG) - $6,840 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed Cavitt Place.
  • Lawrence County - City of Lawrenceburg (CLG) - $38,366 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed Crockett Theater.
  • Loudon County - Dunbar Rosenwald School Foundation, Inc. - $40,350 to fund the exterior restoration of the National Register-listed Dunbar Rosenwald School.
  • McMinn County - City of Athens (CLG) - $1,500 to fund the publication of brochures on the history National Register listed areas.
  • City of Etowah - $45,600 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed L & N Depot windows.
  • Montgomery County - City of Clarksville (CLG) - $15,000 to fund a survey of the downtown.
  • Perry County - Perry County - $3,360 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed Cedar Grove Furnace.
  • Shelby County - City of Memphis (CLG) - $7,200 for Shelby County Planning and Development division to send staff members to the National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s FORUM.
  • Vollintine Evergreen Community Association - $7,500 to fund design guidelines for the National Register-listed districts that make up the Association.
  • Sullivan County - City of Bristol TN - $18,000 to fund design guidelines for three National Register-listed districts.
  • Sullivan County/Blountville (CLG) - $23,268 to fund the restoration of the National Register-listed Anderson Townhouse.

Multi-County Grants:

  • Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology - $3,402 for posters for Tennessee Archaeology Week.
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Fullerton Laboratory for Spatial Technology - $50,000 to digitize data for historic / architectural survey files and for survey data entry for computerization of survey files.
  • East Tennessee Development District - $42,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the East Tennessee Development District.
  • First Tennessee Development District - $30,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the First Tennessee Development District. 
  • Greater Nashville Regional Council - $25,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the Greater Nashville Regional Council.
  • Memphis Area Association of Governments - $25,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the Memphis Area Association of Governments.
  • Northwest Tennessee Development District - $36,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the Northwest Tennessee Development District.
  • South Central Tennessee Development District - $50,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the South Central Tennessee Development District.
  • Southeast Tennessee Development District - $54,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
  • Southwest Tennessee Development District - $40,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the Southwest Tennessee Development District.
  • Upper Cumberland Development District - $40,000 to fund a preservation specialist staff position for the Upper Cumberland Development District.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.