Cultural Heritage Grants awardedNorth Dakota’s history agency, The State Historical Society of North Dakota, has awarded more than $140,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants for the coming year to 18 eligible organizations and homeowners throughout the state.
North Dakota’s history agency, The State Historical Society of North Dakota, has awarded more than $140,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants for the coming year to 18 eligible organizations and homeowners throughout the state.
Under the guidelines for the Cultural Heritage Grants, a maximum of $20,000 is available per grant, with a dollar-for-dollar match requirement. That match may be either in cash or in-kind services. Funding for this round of grants was approved by the 2011 Legislative Assembly.
“We are delighted with the tremendous response to this program,” said Merl Paaverud, director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. “It was a challenging task to review and make the choices from so many outstanding proposals, and shows the real need locally for this kind of support. We hope to continue the State Historical Society’s grant program in the future, and appreciate the efforts of the North Dakota Legislature in making this program a reality.”
The following area organizations were awarded grants:
* Dickey County Historical Society, Ellendale: heating and cooling upgrade to the museum, $5,000
* Ellendale Historical Society, Ellendale: military uniform and old-time kitchen exhibit development, $750
* Kathryn Heritage Alliance, Kathryn: foundation repair and stabilization on historic bank building, $5,000
The next round of Cultural Heritage Grants will be in July 2013 pending continued funding. For more information about the grant program visit www.history.nd.gov or contact Amy Munson, grants and contracts officer, at 701-328-3573.