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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 20, 2012

Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

Historical Resource Development Program grant application deadline is May 15

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 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 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.


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


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