[Heritage] Oregon Heritage Grants Open for Applications

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Thu Jan 17 14:45:40 PST 2019

Oregon Heritage Grants Open for Applications

Four Oregon Heritage Grants are now open for applications:

-          Museum Grant - Deadline is May 1, 2019

-          Historic Cemeteries Grant - Deadline is May 1, 2019

-          Diamonds in the Rough Grant - Deadline is May 15, 2019

-          Preserving Oregon - Letter of Intent due April 17, 2019

Information for All Grants

-          Information on all grants can be found by visiting here<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Museum_Grant_Program> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or (503) 986-0685.

-          Instructions for using the online grants system can be found here<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Grant_Planning,_Application,_Adminstration_&_Reporting>.

-          Free grant workshop on March 19, 10am-11:30am,  725 Summer St NE, Rm 124A Contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or (503) 986-068 to register.

-          Free webinar on March 15, 2:30pm-4p, register here<https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8845589033866260225>.

-          For more information about Oregon Heritage programs visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

Museum Grant

Deadline May 1, 2019

The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

Museums may apply for a variety of projects. 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. Museums may also partner with other organizations for projects that might be outside of the museum, but still meet the museum's mission. For more information view the Museum Grant Information & Guidelines<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Museum_Grant_Program>.

Visit the Oregon Heritage Exchange blog to find out about Museum Grant Projects at the Museum of Mental Health<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/grant-review-process-helps-museum-of-mental-health-redefine-collections-project/>, the Benton County Historical Society<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/benton-countys-storage-solution/>, the and Port Orford Lifeboat Museum<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/a-scene-for-visitor-orientation/>.

Historic Cemeteries Grant

Deadline May 1, 2019

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 $8,000, but have been higher. Anyone may apply for a grant. Projects must be related to historic cemeteries listed with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries. Recent projects include marker repair and workshops in several cemeteries, installations of signs and informational kiosks, a preservation plan, and a fence replacement. For more information view the Historic Cemeteries Grant Information & Guidelines<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Historic_Cemeteries_Grant_Program>.

Visit the Oregon Heritage Exchange about Historic Cemeteries Grant projects in Coos Bay<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/the-power-of-a-cemetery-clean-up-workday/> and Klamath Falls<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/brochure-highlights-linkville-cemetery-history/>.

Diamonds in the Rough Grant

Deadline May 15, 2019

The Diamonds in the Rough Grants help restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. These grants return buildings to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national). Façade projects in Cottage Grove, Dallas, Lebanon, Astoria, and The Dalles were funded in the last cycle. For more information view the Diamonds in the Rough Grant Information & Guidelines<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Diamonds_in_the_Rough_Grant_Program>.

Visit the Oregon Heritage Exchange to see Diamonds in the Rough<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/preservation-in-action-diamonds-in-the-rough-update/> projects in Ontario<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/revitalize-ontario-successfully-navigates-the-grant-process/>, Dayton<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/daytons-diamonds/>, and Portland<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/grant-project-assists-in-national-register-listing/>.

Preserving Oregon Grant

Letter of Intent due April 17, 2019 (Required)
Application Deadline May 15, 2019

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, plumbing, and electrical needs. Recently funded projects include preservation of the 1924 Tourist Ferry in Astoria, the former schoolhouse in Creswell, IOOF cabins at Paulina Lake, Santiam Ski Pass Lodge, the Brown House in Stayton, the Tilly Jane Warming Hut on Mt. Hood, and YU Contemporary in Portland. The program also funds significant work contributing toward identifying, preserving and interpreting archaeological sites. An archaeology project was funded in Lincoln County. For more information view the Preserving Oregon Grant Information & Guidelines<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Preserving_Oregon>.

Visit the Oregon Heritage Exchange to see Preserving Oregon grant projects at the Astoria Alderbrook Station<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/preserving-oregons-alderbrook-station/> and Bly Ranger Station<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/bly-ranger-station-restoration/>.

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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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