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Park Offers Grant Program: Keweenaw Heritage Grants -2008

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Date: July 21, 2008
Contact: Tom Baker, Management Assistant, (906) 337-1104 ext. 131

(Calumet, MI) The National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park is offering a Keweenaw Heritage Grants opportunity to owners of historic property within the Quincy and Calumet Units of the park. The purpose of the grants will be to provide enhancement funds for a broad range of projects including collections preservation and care, development of interpretive exhibits and programs, publications, landscape preservation, façade rehabilitation, cyclic maintenance, planning and design, and other preservation and heritage-related projects.

Projects are to be started and completed in 2008 and 2009. Grants will range between $1,000 and $30,000. A total of $30,000 is expected to be available in 2008 with grant funds expected to be available by October 1, 2008. The park’s current legislation require that $4 of non-Federal funds match every $1 of National Park Service funds.

Applications are available at park headquarters, located at 25970 Red Jacket Road in Calumet, by calling park headquarters at 906-337-3168, or by download from the park's grants web page. The short-response applications are to be delivered to park headquarters by the close of business on Friday, August 15, 2008. Projects will be selected for funding based on answers submitted in the application, available funds, and a balance of project types and location.

For additional information, please call park headquarters at 906-337-3168 or by email.

Did You Know?

Washington School was built in 1875 by the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company.

Many copper mining companies in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula followed a management practice known as corporate paternalism. The companies provided housing, schools, hospitals, libraries, bath houses and other amenities in order to attract and retain a loyal and productive workforce.