Second 2010 Keweenaw Heritage Grants Workshop Scheduled
Contact: Tom Baker, Management Assistant, (906) 483-3016
Contact: Scott See, Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Executive Director, (906) 483-3040
(Calumet, MI) The Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) Advisory Commission and the National Park Service are offering a second workshop to prepare for the Keweenaw Heritage Grants 2010. The second workshop will offer insights to the various processes involved in the grant program: application, award, agreements, forms, and reports. The targeted audiences for the workshop are owners and operators of historic property, and providers of copper-related history programs within the counties of Houghton, Keweenaw, or Ontonagon, and the portion of Baraga County north of M-38.
The workshop will be held at Park Headquarters, located at the corner of Red Jacket Road and US-41 in Calumet on Thursday evening, March 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All potential applicants for the 2010 Keweenaw Heritage Grants program are strongly encouraged to attend.
The workshop will quickly review the various types of projects that potential grantees may want to consider, which was covered in the January workshop. The workshop will further inform attendees of specific expectations of grantees.
This is the first year that the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission will be offering grants in the program. Advisory Commission grants will be available to all owners and operators of historic properties, and providers of copper-related programs within the counties of Houghton, Keweenaw, or Ontonagon, and the portion of Baraga County north of M-38. Advisory Commission grants will be subject to a 1-to-1 match, although up to 100% of the match may be in-kind. Designated Keweenaw Heritage Sites will receive funding priority for Advisory Commission grants, although all applications will be considered. The Advisory Commission is making $50,000 available for the 2010 grants program.
National Park Service grants will be available to owners of historic property within the Calumet and Quincy units of the park. NPS grants are also subject to a 1-to-1 match, although current legislation requires a cash match. The NPS will have up to $50,000 available for grant awards.
For NPS grants, greater consideration will be given to proposals that address accessibility, safety, and organizational sustainability. Grants for both the Advisory Commission and the NPS will range between $1,000 and $50,000. Projects will be selected for funding based on answers submitted in the application, available funds, and a balance of project types and location. There will be one application to apply for both funding sources. Grant funds will typically be available to successful grantees by June 15, 2010.
Applications are available at park headquarters, located at 25970 Red Jacket Road in Calumet, 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 Monday, April 26, 2010. For additional information, please call park headquarters at (906) 337-3168 or email us.
Did You Know?
Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.