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New round of historical and cultural heritage grants awarded in dozens of MN communities


Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
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Important Minnesota stories will be preserved and shared thanks to a new round of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants awarded by the Minnesota Historical Society with funds from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Fifty-nine new grants have been awarded in 29 counties across the state (see list below).

Demand remains high for MHCH grants as the second and final year of this biennium begins. Over the past year, the Society received 481 applications requesting approximately $10.5 million and awarded 253 for approximately $5 million.

“We’ve reached 71 of 87 counties at the halfway point of this biennium compared to 56 of 87 in the last biennium,” said David Grabitske, manager of Outreach Services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “A truly diverse number of eligible applicants have demonstrated compelling reasons to preserve the state’s history, one of our most valuable non-renewable resources.”

The remaining Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants deadlines for fiscal year 2013, which began July 1, 2012, are:

DEADLINES FOR SMALL GRANTS, WHICH ARE UP TO $7,000:

August 17, 2012

October 5, 2012

November 9, 2012 (funds permitting)

January 11, 2013 (funds permitting)

DEADLINES FOR MID AND LARGE SIZE GRANTS, WHICH ARE $7,001 AND HIGHER:

Final applications: July 27, 2012 Historical Resources Advisory Committee meets: September 6-7, 2012 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul

The Grants Manual is available at legacy.mnhs.org/grants

Applications are accepted only through the Society’s grants portal at grants.mnhs.org

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund by the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota’s land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage.

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANT RECIPIENTS: SMALL AND STRUCTURED GRANTS

Each Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. The grants are awarded according to professional standards and criteria. The latest round of recipients of Small and Structured Grants of up to $7,000 are:

From the June 15, 2012 Rolling Deadline for Small Grants:

FILLMORE COUNTY, City of Wykoff

•Mitchell Saloon Structural Analysis, $6500- To hire an engineering firm to conduct a structural assessment of the Mitchell Saloon, home to Ed’s Museum operated by the Wykoff Historical Society.

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