[OR_Archaeology] Request for Proposals for OR Historic Trails Fund, Deadline Sept. 1
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Fri Jul 24 15:59:06 PDT 2009
Request for Proposals
Oregon Historic Trails Fund
Due Date for Applications: September 1 Annually
(If September 1 falls on a weekend, proposals are due by 5 p.m. the
PURPOSE OF FUND
The Oregon Community Foundation is pleased to announce that funds are available for grant making through the Oregon Historic Trails Fund.
In 1998, the financial assets of the Oregon Trails Coordinating Council were transferred to OCF to establish the Oregon Historic Trails Fund, dedicated to projects related to Oregon historic trails as recognized by the state legislature in ORS 358.075. As of 1998, these trails included:
* Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
* Applegate National Historic Trail
* Oregon National Historic Trail
* Nez Perce National Historic Trail
* Whitman Mission Route
* Upper Columbia River Route
* Meek Cutoff
* Free Emigrant Road
* Cutoff to the Barlow Road
* Klamath Trail
* Jedediah Smith Route
* Nathaniel Wyeth Route
* Benjamin Bonneville Route
* Ewing Young Route
* John Fremont Route
* Santiam Wagon Road
The purpose of the fund is to develop interpretive, educational, and economic projects to preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of Oregon's historic trails. Proposals related to non-designated significant historic trails will be considered on a case by case basis. Although the fund derives much of its revenue from the sale of Oregon Trail license plates, a long-term goal is to build a large and stable resource to support local citizen efforts that promote public awareness of and enjoyment of the historic trails.
An advisory committee made up of persons who are knowledgeable about Oregon's historic trails and cultural resources reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the OCF board of directors. Approximately $40,000 may be available in one or more grants each year. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in November.
The OCF/Oregon Historic Trails Fund will make grants upon the recommendation of an advisory committee to support projects that interpret, preserve, or maintain trail-related resources. Grants may be
awarded also for marketing, education, advocacy, and research related to historic trails.
Completed application packet must be received at The Oregon Community Foundation by September 1
* Applicants must be a governmental agency or be classified by the IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and further classified as a public charity (as opposed to a private foundation).
* Investment will be within the state of Oregon but out-of-state partnerships are encouraged.
* Projects must meet interpretive standards equal to those of the National Association for Interpretation, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, or the American Association of Museums.
* Priority is given to projects that interpret, preserve, or maintain trail-related resources. Funding also can be used for marketing, education, advocacy, or research related to historic trails.
* Funds cannot be used for administrative or general operating expenses.
* Large capital construction projects will not be considered.
* Grants require a 1:1 cash match, and the matching funds must be available before the OHTF grant is paid. Matching funds must be secured within one year of the grant award date. Also, funds used to match the OHTF grant may be used for purposes other than the project described in the OHTF grant.
* Projects must be completed within one year of the grant payment, unless an extension is permitted by OCF.
* Funds are distributed when projects are ready to proceed.
* Grantees are required to submit reports, including the documentation of expenditures, within two months of completing the project.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES - Deadline September 1
Applicants must submit 9 copies of the following (two-sided, if possible):
1. Completed application form
2. List of current board members, including their affiliations and contact information
3. Organization budget for current year (if organization is large, department budget sufficient)
4. Most recent audited statement (if available) or end-of-year financial statement for last year
5. IRS letter verifying nonprofit status if not a governmental organization
For additional information, contact:
Community Benefit Department
The Oregon Community Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill, Suite 100, Portland OR 97205
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