[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-01-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jan 3 09:05:54 PST 2013


In this Issue
1. Process Change Announced for Preserving Oregon Grants 
2. Exchange Features Newberg Historic Building Restoration Effort
3. Heritage Conference Set for Portland May 9 - 10 
4. National Register Nominations Due Feb. 25 for June Meeting
5. Cap, Museums for America, Preservation Fund Deadlines Approach
6. Executive Support Specialist Position Open
 
 
PROCESS CHANGE ANNOUNCED FOR PRESERVING OREGON GRANTS 
 
The Preserving Oregon Grant, offered by the State Historic Preservation
Office, offers funds for rehabilitation work on properties listed in the
National Register of Historic Places, or significant work contributing
to identifying, preserving and/or interpreting archaeological sites.
Oregon Heritage now offers an online application process for the grant,
which is easy to access, editable and savable repeatedly until the time
of submission. 
 
Applying for the Preserving Oregon Grant involves setting up an account
on the OPRD Grants Online program, receiving registration approval and
submitting a letter of intent to apply. Heritage staff will contact
applicants to discuss their project and funding requirements and,
perhaps, schedule a site visit. Following that review, staff will notify
applicants via email with an approval to apply for the grant. 
 
The deadline to submit a letter of intent for the next grant cycle is
Sept. 9 and the next application deadline is Sept. 30. Submit your
letter of intent as soon as possible to get the best support for your
application. To learn more about the grant and the new application
process, visit the Preserving Oregon (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/docs/2013_PO_OnlineApplicationInstructions.pdf
) section of the Grants page at www.oregonheritage.org. Still have
questions? Contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503)
986-0685.
 
 
HERITAGE CONFERENCE SET FOR PORTLAND MAY 9 - 10
 
The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place in Portland with
assistance from the Architectural Heritage Center on May 9 and 10. Stay
tuned for further details!
 
 
EXCHANGE FEATURES NEWBERG HISTORIC BUILDING RESTORATION EFFORT 
A couple of weeks ago on the morning of December 13, a fire of unknown
origins began in a National Register-listed building that houses the
Critter Cabana and First Street Yoga businesses in Newberg. While the
majority of the building was untouched by fire itself, the structure
suffered smoke damage and other damage sustained in extinguishing the
fire. Visit Heritage Exchange ( http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ )
to learn how Newberg rallied to help the historic downtown building and
businesses housed within it through the restoration process.
 
NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 25 FOR JUNE MEETING
 
The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) will meet
in June to consider nominations to the National Register. Nomination
forms, photographs and supplemental materials for are due Feb. 25 for
consideration at the summer meeting. The due dates for future meetings
remain unchanged. To review the SACHP meeting schedule visit the
National Register (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/pages/nrhp_sachphome.aspx )
portion of the Oregon Heritage (
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/pages/index.aspx ) website. 
 
 
CAP, MUSEUMS FOR AMERICA, PRESERVATION FUND DEADLINES APPROACH
 
CAP ( http://www.heritagepreservation.org/CAP ) Deadline Extended to
Jan. 15: Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP)
provides a general conservation assessment of a museum's collection,
environmental conditions, and site. Professionals spend two days on-site
and three days writing a report that identifies their institution's
conservation priorities, aids in developing strategies for improved
collections care, and provides a tool for long-term planning and
fundraising. Visit Heritage Preservation's CAP page (
http://www.heritagepreservation.org/CAP ) for complete guidelines and
application.
 
IMLS Museums for America (
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/2013_museums_for_america_guidelines.aspx
) Deadline Jan. 15: Conservation treatment funding, formerly included
under the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Conservation
Project Support, now falls under the IMLS Museums for America,
Collections Stewardship category. The goal of IMLS Museums for America
program is to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve
the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that
advance its mission, plans, and strategic goals and objectives. Funding
in the Collections Stewardship category may support documentation,
preservation, and conservation of tangible and digital collections;
grants range from $5,000 to $150,000 and require a match of one to one.
Visit the IMLS website to learn more about the Museums for America (
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/2013_museums_for_america_guidelines.aspx
) program and to apply. 
 
National Trust Preservation Fund: Grants from the National Trust
Preservation Fund encourage preservation at the local level by providing
seed money for planning and education projects. The Preservation Fund
grant application (
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding ) and
guidelines are now available online for the Feb. 1 deadline. Grants
typically range from $2,500 to $5,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar
match.
 
 
EXECUTIVE SUPPORT SPECIALIST POSITION OPEN
The Heritage and Community Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department is seeking an Executive Support Specialist.
Position duties include administrative support to the assistant
director, managers and staff; budget management; legislative support and
coordination; administrative policy; and federal grant management. A
complete job description and application (
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=573964&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271.0%27%3E%3Cheader/%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C/string%3E%3C/var%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C/string%3E%3C/var%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C/string%3E%3C/var%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C/string%3E%3C/var%3E%3C/struct%3E%3C/data%3E%3C/wddxPacket%3E
) is available through the Oregon Parks and Recreation (
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/pages/index.aspx ) website.
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