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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 18, 2013

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (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 is reminding Iowans that grant applications for the Historical Resource Development Program are due next month.

HRDP applications must be submitted on-line at www.iowagrants.gov by May 15, 2013. When required, hard copies of application materials must be postmarked by May 15, 2013, or received in the SHSI grants office by 4:30 p.m., May 15, 2013, 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, 2013, and must be completed by Nov. 30, 2015. 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.

 

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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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