[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-07-07

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jul 7 09:23:37 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Grant writing workshops offered in Portland, Moro, Prineville
2.  Rural development grant applications available
3.  Heritage tourism workshop scheduled for July 24
4.  Hispanic heritage site locations sought


Designing Projects for Successful Grants workshops will be offered this month in Portland, Moro and Prineville.
You will learn tips on designing a project and writing for successful grants. The first part of the session will address issues to consider when planning a project. The second part will focus on the grant writing. While the information will help with any grant, the emphasis of the workshop will be on the Oregon Heritage Grants, the Oregon Museum Grants and the Historic Cemeteries Grants offered by Heritage Programs of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This workshop is highly recommended for people who plan to apply for these grants.
The Portland workshop will take place from 10 a.m.-noon July 13 at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave.  The Moro workshop will take place from 10 a.m.-noon July 23 at the Sherman County Museum, 200 Dewey St. To register or for more information on these two sessions, contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685.

The Prineville workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. July 28 at the Bowman Memorial Museum of the Crook County Historical Society, 246 N. Main St. To register or for more information on this session, contact Kyle Jansson at heritage.info at state.or.us or (503) 986-0673.


The US Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for its Rural Community Development Initiative grants providing technical assistance and training funds to organizations developing their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. 

Approximately $6.2 million of grant funds will be awarded to projects that involve a nonprofit, public, or tribal group receiving (and matching) the RCDI grant, and using these funds to provide capacity-building technical assistance to other rural nonprofits or communities for housing, community, or economic development projects.
RCDI grants can range from $50,000 to $300,000.  Awards will be made via a national competition among applicants.  

The deadline for applications is Sept. 24. Further details about the program along with application rules can be found in the official notice of funds availability: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-15128.pdf   Application materials can be downloaded from: 

For additional information, contact John J. Brugger of the USDA's Oregon office for rural development at 503-414-3362 or john.brugger at or.usda.gov 


A special Travel Oregon 101 for heritage organizations will be offered from 10 a.m.-noon July 24 at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave., Baker City. 
This free resource session is developed with a special focus on heritage tourism to help organizations better understand Travel Oregon's mission, how to get involved in its programs, and the potential benefits of partnering with tourism organizations.
Attendees will find out how their heritage tourism organization, community and region can be involved in the following areas: advertising, consumer (visitor) marketing, social networking, customer service training, domestic media and public relations, industry relations, international markets and media, niche markets, tourism industry partnerships, tourism product development, publications, research, travel trade and group tours, visitor information, and websites for consumers and Oregon's tourism industry.
Visit http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=1aec48eb-8491-49ef-a463-a3fb59e7dcc1 to register with Travel Oregon.


The National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Landmarks Program are evaluating the National Park Service's efforts to document Hispanic/Latino heritage in the United States.  Currently, 95 properties are listed in the National Register for their association with Hispanic heritage.  The programs are asking for assistance in identifying properties and sites that may be eligible for listing in the National Register. They also want to identify current National Register listings that may require additional documentation to acknowledge the resources' affiliation with Hispanic/Latino culture.

If you have a recommendation, send the property's name, address, and a short description (150 words or less) of  its association with Hispanic heritage by July 15 to Turkiya L. Lowe at turkiya_lowe at contractor.nps.gov  Phone (202) 354-2266, if you have questions or would like a list of Hispanic properties already identified for Oregon. 
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission, which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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