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Press Release - Cultural Heritage Fund Grants Available through State Historical Society of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2013
Contact: Amy Munson
701.328.3573

Cultural Heritage Fund Grants Available through State Historical Society of North Dakota

BISMARCK — In 2013, the North Dakota Legislature authorized $504,500 to the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) for the Cultural Heritage Grant Program. The Cultural Heritage Grant Program is administered by the State Historical Society and provides grant funding for local museums and historical societies.

Cultural Heritage Grants provide funding for exhibits, a special project or event, education activities, collections and capital improvements. The SHSND is obligating up to $200,000 for the 2013 grant round. Interested eligible organizations with a project they wish to be considered for an award should thoroughly read the guidelines and submit an application to SHSND. The completed application must be accepted (not postmarked) by SHSND by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

Also available through the Cultural Heritage Fund program are Heritage Training Scholarships, North Dakota Museum Assessment Program (NDMAP) and the Archival Supply Purchase grants.

Heritage Training Scholarships are available for local and county historical society staff members to participate in training opportunities. Each individual can apply for any number of scholarships throughout the biennium. The total amount awarded cannot exceed $2,000 per individual. Funds for the scholarship program will be awarded until the fund is exhausted.

Archival Supply Purchase Grants are available for local and county historical societies, museums and archives to purchase archival supplies such as storage boxes, photo sleeves and environmental monitors. Qualifying organizations can apply for any number of Archival Supply Purchase grants throughout the biennium, with the total amount awarded not to exceed $1,500 per organization. Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

Application for any of the Cultural Heritage Grant programs are available on the SHSND’s website at www.history.nd.gov or can be requested by contacting Grants and Contracts Officer Amy Munson at 701.328.3573.

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