[Heritage] Grants, grants and more grants
INFO Heritage * OPRD
Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Mon Jan 11 09:29:21 PST 2016
In this issue:
1. Grants available for historic properties and archaeology projects
2. Grants available for Oregon museum projects
3. Grants available for historic cemetery projects
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES AND ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECTS
The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual grants<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx> fund up to $20,000 in matching funds for preservation projects.
The Preserving Oregon Grants fund preservation of historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Work may include non-maintenance preservation like window repair, roof work, foundation projects, and plumbing and electrical needs. It can also fund significant work contributing toward identifying, preserving and interpreting archaeological sites.
The Diamonds in the Rough Grants help restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. These grant return buildings to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national).
Preservation office staff is happy to talk with applicants about potential grant projects and review applications. There will be grant workshops on project planning and grant writing. A two-hour workshop will be in Salem on March 8. A one-hour webinar will be available on March 9. To learn more about the grants and workshops visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR OREGON MUSEUM PROJECTS
The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections projects, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.
Collections projects may include cataloging, archival storage, disaster preparedness and conservation. Heritage tourism projects may include museum marketing and promotions, enhancing visitor experience, and training for museum staff. Education and interpretation projects may include exhibits, online education, school classes, workshops and camps.
"This program is a nice opportunity for small and large museums to complete important projects," said Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson.
While the grant applications are online, they are simple and there is plenty of support for completing them.
"Our goal is to support organizations of all sizes all over the state in their valuable work. We provide assistance in the application process," says Kuri Gill, the grants program coordinator.
The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The commission's mission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.
To learn more about museum grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR HISTORIC CEMETERY GRANTS
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is offering grants for qualified historic cemeteries. The annual grants<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx> fund projects that preserve historic cemeteries. Projects funded in the past include marker repair workshops, fencing, signs, interpretive panels and brochures, security lighting, access improvements, records management and more.
Awards typically range between $1,000 and $6,000, but have been higher. Anyone can apply for a grant. While the grant applications are online, they are simple and commission staff can provide support.
"Our goal is to preserve Oregon's historic cemeteries, so we try to make it easy for people to access funds to do that while ensuring the funds are appropriately used," said historic cemeteries program coordinator Kuri Gill.
A previous grant applicant, Patricia McCracken with Winchester Elementary School, said cemeteries program staff were supportive when she was submitting her grant report. "We were new to filling out grants; staff was extremely helpful when we called," she said.
There will be grant workshops on project planning and grant writing. A two-hour workshop will be March. 8 in Salem. A one-hour webinar will be available on March 9.
State law established the seven-member historic cemeteries commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. To learn more about the grants or visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org/> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.
Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>
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