Keweenaw Heritage Grants - 2014
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 2014 grant program, the proposed project or program must be 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, façade improvements, landscape preservation, planning & design, structure stabilization, universal accessibility
History/Archeology: national register, oral history, research, survey & documentation
Interpretation: alternative media, exhibits, interpretive planning, publications, tours/guided programs, training
Museum Collections: archival preservation, artifact care/cataloging, housekeeping, photograph digitization, research & reference
Organizational/Program Sustainability: organizational development, volunteer development, leadership development, board training, 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 $100,000 is expected to be available for the 2014 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, 2015. Grant funds will typically be available to successful applicants by June 1, 2014.
Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to park headquarters by close of business on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Address applications to:
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Keweenaw Heritage Grants – 2014
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, 2014.
NOTE: Projects will be selected for funding based on the answers submitted in 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 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL applicants are strongly encouraged to contact
Scott See prior to developing an application
to facilitate consultation with NPS preservation professionals.
The 2013 Keweenaw Heritage Grants have been awarded as follows:
Adventure Mining Company - No. 3 Hoist House Repairs
18 Grants Awarded
Did You Know?
Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.