Keweenaw Heritage Grants - 2013
The Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission and the National Park Service are 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 2013 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.
There will be one application to apply for both funding sources. The purpose of the grants will be to provide enhancement funds from two fund sources for a broad range of projects and programs including, but not limited to:
Historic Preservation: façade improvements, structure stabilization, building maintenance, landscape preservation, planning & design, universal accessibility
History/Archeology: oral history, research, national register, survey & documentation
Interpretation: exhibits, publications, interpretive planning, alternative media, 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. 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.
Projects are to be completed by December 31, 2014. Grant funds will typically be available to successful grantees by June 1, 2013. Grants will range between $1,000 and $50,000 (a total of $50,000 is expected to be available for NPS grants, and $100,000 is expected to be available for Advisory Commission grants).
For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants
For NPS Grants:
Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to park headquarters by close of business on Friday, March 29, 2013. Address applications to:
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Keweenaw Heritage Grants - 2013
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of NPS staff and Advisory Commission members. All applications will be considered for Advisory Commission grants; applications that are specifically eligible for NPS grants will receive consideration for both funding sources. Notifications of awards will be made by May 1, 2013.
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 NPS Management Assistant Tom Baker at 906-483-3016 or by email at email@example.com; or contact Advisory Commission Executive Director Scott See at 906-483-3040 or by email at e-mail us
Did You Know?
The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.