Posted by: wadahp | January 31, 2011

DAHP TO DISTRIBUTE $1.2 MILLION IN TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

The State of Washington is disbursing $1.2 million in transportation enhancement grants focused on archaeological planning and historic preservation. The goal of these grants is to improve the states cultural resources related to transportation. A wide variety of projects can accomplish this goal.

Projects must be involved historic preservation or archaeological planning using cultural resources in TWO or MORE regional transportation district – eligible grantees are GOVERNMENTS, NON-PROFITS or MUSEUMS.  Private contractors may partner with one of the eligible grantees, but may not apply independently.

A variety of projects can accomplish this task. Proposals should include a proposed scope of work and link this scope to the goals of the grant. Example projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Inventory of archaeological resources covering two or more regional transportation planning areas.
  • Interpretive displays or exhibits covering archaeological resources in two more regional transportation planning areas.
  • Digitization of archaeological resource documents covering two or more regional transportation planning areas.
  • Archaeological context documents covering two more regional transportation planning areas.
  • Inventory of linear transportation features covering two or more regional transportation planning areas.
  • Context document for historic bridges covering two more regional transportation areas.
  • WEB related public education/tourism projects related to historic transportation resources in two more regional planning areas.
  • Digitization of historic resource documents covering two or more regional transportation areas.
  • Statewide context documents for historic transportation resources (e.g. railroad hotels, etc.)
  • Interpretive displays or exhibits covering transportation related historic resources in two or more regional transportation planning areas.

Applicants are required to submit 6 copies of their proposal. The proposal, whether mailed or hand delivered, must arrive at the DEPARTMENT no later than 4:30 pm, local time, on March 31, 2011.

For more information, please see the full RFP here, or contact:

Name:               Dr. Allyson Brooks
Phone Number: 360-586-3066
Fax Number:     360-586-3067
E-Mail address:   allyson.brooks@dahp.wa.gov
Secondary contact: Loren Doolittle
Phone Number: 360-586-3072
E-mail address:  loren.doolittle@dahp.wa.gov
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