July 7, 2015
2015 Cultural Heritage Grants accepting grant application
BISMARCK - In 2015, the North Dakota Legislature authorized continued funding to the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) for the Cultural Heritage Grant Program. Created in 2003, this grant program provides grant funding for local museums and historical societies for a variety of projects including exhibits, a special project or event, education activities, collections, and capital improvements.
The SHSND is obligating up to $200,000 for the 2015 grant round. Interested eligible organizations that have a project they wish to be considered for an award should thoroughly read the guidelines and submit an application to the SHSND. The completed application must be accepted by the SHSND, not postmarked, by 5 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2015.
Also available through the Cultural Heritage Grant program are Heritage Training Scholarships, North Dakota Museum Assessment Program (NDMAP), and the Archival Supply Purchase Grants.
Heritage Training Scholarships are available for local and county historical society staff members to participate in training opportunities. Each individual can apply for any number of scholarships throughout the biennium, with the total amount awarded not exceeding $2,000 per individual. Funds for the scholarship program will be awarded until the fund is exhausted.
The North Dakota Museum Assessment Program (NDMAP) is also accepting grant applications. NDMAP grants provide city, county, or regional historical societies, museums, and history organizations an opportunity to do an in-depth review of their organization, develop long-range plans, and complete a project. The SHSND will award up to three assessment grant.
Archival Supply Purchase Grants are available for local and county historical societies, museums, and archives to purchase archival supplies such as storage boxes, photo sleeves, and environmental monitors. Qualifying organizations can apply for any number of Archival Supply Purchase Grants throughout the biennium, with the total amount awarded not to exceed $1,500 per organization. Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.
Applications for any of the Cultural Heritage Grant programs are available on the SHSND website at www.history.nd.gov or can be requested by contacting Grants and Contracts Officer, Amy Munson at 701.328.3573.
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