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Governor Kaine adds money to state budget to protect Virginia Civil War sites

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The governor of Virginia, Timothy M. Kaine, is asking for unappropriated funds (roughly $5 million) to be offered as grants for non-profit organizations working to preserve Civil War sites.  For every dollar granted two dollars must be spent by the non-profit.

Considering the matching funds requirment and given that the Civil War Preservation Trust is the 800 pound gorilla in the preservation game, it is likely that nearly all of this proposed money is going that direction.

Read about the proposal

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