Corsicana — The Navarro Community Foundation has given a grant of $137,500 to help fund the Navarro County Courthouse Restoration project.
The grant was officially accepted by commissioners at their Monday business meeting.
The grant will help establish a budget for the project for the current year, and will help fund the bid preparation project underway along with other costs leading up to the actual work.
The Texas Historical Commission has given Navarro County a $4.9 million grant to help fund the restoration of the 100-year-old courthouse. The total project, not including the costs of temporary housing for courthouse operations during the 30-month project, is expected to cost about $9.1 million.
Also not included in the projected costs - the establishment of a permanent courthouse annex to house some county functions that might not return to a restored courthouse.