Posted by: wadahp | January 25, 2010

PRESERVE AMERICA GRANTS

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2010.

Applications are invited for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Federal Preserve America Grants.  Preserve America grants offer planning funding from the Federal Government to support communities that have demonstrated a commitment to preserving, recognizing, designating, and protecting local cultural resources. Grants are available to assist local economies find self-sustaining ways to promote and preserve their cultural and natural resources through heritage tourism.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and each grant will require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be in the form of cash or in-kind donated services for grant-assisted work.  The grant and the non-Federal match must be expended during the grant period (1 to 2 years).  The minimum grant request is $15,000 Federal share (resulting in a total project cost of $30,000).  The maximum grant request is $250,000 (resulting in a total project cost of $500,000). State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO) may apply on behalf of a group of community projects, each seeking less than the $15,000 minimum grant.  Preserve America funding would then be awarded to the SHPO or THPO and subgranted by them to these smaller projects in individual Preserve America Communities.  SHPOs and THPOs seeking funding through this mechanism will hold competitions for individual subgrants after receiving Preserve America funding, and are not required to describe individual subgrants at the time the SHPO and THPO apply for funding.  SHPOs and THPOs are encouraged to apply for projects that implement the recommendations of the 2006 Preserve America Summit.  The report of the 2006 Preserve America Summit, including Summit recommendations, may be found at here.  The Preserve America Grants Selection Panel may, at its discretion, award less then the minimum grant request.

Preserve America grants support planning, development, and implementation of innovative activities and programs in heritage tourism such as surveying and documenting historic resources, interpreting historic sites, planning, marketing, and training.  For more information, visit Preserve America’s guidelines and grant application instructions.

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