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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release March 19, 2012

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

Historical development grant workshop set for March 27

HRDP/Country School grant application deadline May 15

DES MOINES – The State Historical Society of Iowa will offer a free tutorial workshop this month for Iowans interested in applying for 2012 Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) and Country School grants.

The workshop will be 1-3 p.m. March 27, 2012, in the Hoover State Office Building computer lab, 1305 E. Walnut in Des Moines. Participants will learn about the HRDP on-line application process.

To register, contact Kristen Vander Molen at Kristen.VanderMolen@iowa.gov or 515-281-4228. The workshop will be limited to 18 participants, but a morning session may be offered if necessary.

HRDP is funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP), passed by the Iowa General Assembly in 1989.

Through REAP, local government units, various organizations and private individuals can receive funding for eligible projects. REAP/HRDP provides grants to preserve, conserve, interpret and educate the public about historical resources. Grant awards require organizations to supply matching funds.

The HRDP/Country School grant application deadline is May 15, 2012. Visit www.iowahistory.org/about/grants/hrdp for more information.


The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.


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