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Grants totaling $83,000 have been awarded to 27 Utah cities and counties as part of the Utah State Historical Society's certified local government program.

The program provides matching grants to cities and counties to assist local historic preservation projects. The grants are funded through a combination of state and federal funds. The state grant must be evenly matched by the local group.Included in this year's funding are:

- $8,800 to Uintah County for rehabilitating St. Paul's Parish House, research on Old Ashley town sites and obtaining copies of historic photos.

- $8,500 to Ogden to aid architectural evaluation of historic buildings, intensive research on eight buildings and preparing three publications to promote preservation.

- $4,995 to Park City to conduct a workshop to heighten public awareness of the old town's historic significance and to purchase historic markers for various building.

- $4,330 to Carbon County to continue archaeological surveys in Nine Mile Canyon.

- $4,067 to San Juan County for intensive research on six buildings, architectural evaluation of historic homes in Bluff and to establish a county historic sites register.

Other's receiving money include Alpine, American Fork, Brigham City, Centerville, Delta, Eureka, Grand County, Hurricane, Kanab, Logan, Morgan County, Mt. Pleasant, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Riverton, Salt Lake County, Spring City, Utah County and Wellsville.