Sewell Announces $750,000 Grant from the National Park Service to the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church

Published 5:10 pm Thursday, February 9, 2023

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced Thursday that $750,000 in funding through the National Park Service (NPS) will be used for the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama as a part of a $4.48 million investment to preserve sites that have a history of direct involvement in the fight for equal rights. Funds were awarded through NPS’s Historic Preservation Fund’s History of Equal Rights Grant Program. Each year, Rep. Sewell plays a vital role in securing funding for NPS for historic preservation .

“Each year, Congress makes decisions about which federal programs to fund, and as the Representative of America’s Civil Rights District, investing in historic preservation projects to ensure they receive the critical funding they need and deserve remains one of my top priorities,”  Sewell said.  “I am thrilled that the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma is receiving this funding to provide necessary updates to the infrastructure.