Keweenaw Heritage Grants - 2015
The Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission is offering Keweenaw Heritage Grant opportunities to owners and operators of historic properties and providers of history programs broadly related to our copper-mining heritage. For the 2015 grant program, the proposed project or program must be either located within the boundaries Keweenaw NHP; affiliated with an existing Keweenaw Heritage Site; or located at the Cliff Mine, along Torch Lake, or within the community of Painesdale.
The purpose of the grants will be to provide enhancement funds for a broad range of projects and programs including, but not limited to:
Historic Preservation: building maintenance, structure stabilization, facade improvements, landscape preservation, planning & design, health & safety, and universal accessibility
History/Archaeology: national register, oral history, research, and survey & documentation
Interpretation: alternative media, exhibits, interpretive planning, publications, tours/guided programs, and training
Museum Collections: archival preservation, artifact care/cataloging, housekeeping, photograph digitization, and research & reference
Organizational/Program Sustainability: organizational development, volunteer development, leadership development, board training, and community engagement
Other preservation and heritage-related projects will also be considered. Grants cannot fund direct overhead expenses. Applicants may submit up to two (2) applications, which must be prioritized by the applicant. Greater consideration will be given to proposals that address accessibility, safety, and organizational sustainability;greater consideration will also be given to Keweenaw Heritage Site organizations for their highest priority application.
Grants will range between $1,000 and $15,000 (Up to $125,000 is expected to be available for the 2015 Keweenaw Heritage Grants program).
All construction and landscape projects are required to display a sign acknowledging all funding sources. A template for such signage will be provided by park staff. Acknowledgement signs must remain visibly displayed for the duration of the project.
Projects are to be completed by December 31, 2016. Grant funds are expected to be available to successful applicants by June 1, 2015.
Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to park headquarters by close of business on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Address applications to:
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Keweenaw Heritage Grants –2015
25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913
Review and Award
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of NPS staff and Advisory Commission members. Notifications of awards will be made by May 1, 2015.
NOTE: Projects will be selected for funding based on the content of the application, available funds, and a balance of projects by type and location.
Contact Information and Questions
For further information, contact Advisory Commission Executive Director Scott See at 906-483-3040 / e-mail us or Keweenaw NHP Historical Architect, John Rosemurgy / firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL applicants are strongly encouraged to contact: Scott See or John Rosemurgy prior to developing an application to facilitate consultation with NPS staff.