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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release August 21, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

Historic Site Preservation Grant applications due Sept. 14

(DES MOINES) – The application deadline for the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Historic Site Preservation Grant (HSPG) program is Sept. 14, 2009.

The HSPG program, created in 1998, provides funding to acquire, repair, rehabilitate and develop historic sites that preserve, interpret or promote Iowa’s cultural heritage. Projects funded by this program must promote an understanding of the record of human experience within Iowa.

Grant requests must be between $40,000 and $100,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar cash match. Projects funded by the grant are limited to work on vertical infrastructure, such as land acquisitions or major building rehabilitation.

Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 14, 2009, or delivered to the SHSI Grants Office by 4:30 p.m., Sept. 14, to Kristen Vander Molen, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.

Visit www.iowahistory.org or contact Kristen Vander Molen at 515-281-4228 or kristen.vandermolen@iowa.gov for more information.

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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