For immediate release April 20, 2012
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
REAP- funded program helps Iowans preserve historical resources
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs’ State Historical Society of Iowa is reminding Iowans the deadline for submitting grant applications to its Historical Resource Development Program is next month.
HRDP applications must be submitted on-line at www.iowagrants.gov by the end of the day, May 15, 2012. When hard copies of application materials are required, they must be postmarked by May 15, 2012, or received in the Grants office by 4:30 p.m., May 15, 2012, at 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. More information is available at www.iowahistory.org or by calling 515-281-4228.
HRDP provides grants to preserve, conserve, interpret and educate the public about historical resources in categories related to historic preservation of the built environment, museum collections and documentary materials such as diaries, letters, photographs and newspapers.
Projects funded in this grant cycle will begin July 1, 2012, and must be completed by Nov. 30, 2014. Projects are evaluated based on the significance of the historical resource; the proposed scope of work; the project’s impact on the local community; and the degree to which the budget is reasonable, appropriate to the project, complete and mathematically correct.
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.