[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-06-30

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Fri Jun 30 10:35:14 PDT 2017


In this issue:

1.      Volunteer workshop offered in Brookings

2.      Historic Cemeteries Commission to meet in Brookings

3.      Applications open for Travel Oregon's grants programs

4.      Grants awarded for historic properties and archaeology projects throughout the state


Volunteer workshop offered in Brookings
Oregon Heritage, part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering a free workshop on volunteer recruitment and management 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 14 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder Street, Brookings. From nonprofits to community startups, anyone is welcome to attend. The workshop will include tips on getting new volunteers, organizing and tracking tasks, and showing appreciation. Come learn about creative and time-tested ideas to engage the skills and background of people who help power the work that you do. Register online<https://store.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=&itemTypeId=2>. Contact Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> for more information.

Historic Cemeteries Commission to meet in Brookings
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/Pages/index.aspx> will meet at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder Street, Brookings. Agenda items will include cemetery ownership, statewide cemetery clean-up days, grant projects, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. Contact Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> for information.

Applications open in july for Travel Oregon's grants programs
Travel Oregon is pleased to announce the opening of two matching grants program opportunities with a combined $358,000 of available funds. The program makes awards to eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of the tourism economy in communities throughout the state in support of Travel Oregon's mission of "a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies."

·         The 2017-2018 Competitive Small Grants opening cycle has $200,000 available for grant awards. Eligible projects may be awarded up to $20,000. Applicants must demonstrate at least a 10 percent cash match. Download the Competitive Small Grants Guidelines<https://t.e2ma.net/click/h1rev/pv851c/titgbi> for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.

·         An additional $158,000 will be administered through the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program that awards up to $50,000 for wine and culinary tourism initiatives. Applicants must demonstrate a 1-to-1 match with at least 50 percent of matching funds being cash. Download the Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Guidelines<https://t.e2ma.net/click/h1rev/pv851c/9augbi> for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.

Grants awarded for historic properties and archaeology projects throughout the state
Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 16 grants totaling $213,035 for historic properties and archaeology projects. Four of the grants were awarded in the Diamonds in the Rough category. This grant funds façade enhancements that restore the historic character of the property. The other 12 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.

Funded projects include:

·         Façade restoration grants in Astoria, Baker City, Burns and Kerby.

·         Archaeology projects in Lincoln City, Douglas County and along the Oregon coast.

·         Preservation of nine historic properties in Deschutes County, Hood River County, Lane County, Medford, Moro, Roseburg, Salem, Stayton and Union.
These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) is a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology and other related disciplines. Contact Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> for more information.

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