BUCHANAN -- The city of Buchanan and the Berrien County Historical Association are embarking on a partnership that could lead to the creation of a Buchanan Cultural Education Center if the two parties get a $250,000 federal grant.

The Buchanan City Commission Monday night approved applying for a national grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The board of the historical association will vote on applying for the grant next week to meet the March 1 application deadline.