SHSI announces special round of preservation grants
Funding helps local organizations preserve historic document collections

For immediate release October 30, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa today announced a special round of grant funding for the preservation of historic document collections.

Applications for HRDP/REAP grants for document collections are due Jan. 15, 2009. Visit to download a guide and application or contact the State Historical Society of Iowa at 515-281-4228 for more information.

The Historical Resource Development Program (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. HRDP/REAP provides grants to preserve, conserve, interpret and educate the public about historical resources.


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 or call 515-281-5111 for more information.


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