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Grant Project Data

Data instructions to assist with the successful completion of History Fund applications

Grant Project Title: Consider a title that describes your project. Examples: Anytown Veterans Oral History Project, Anycounty Historical Society Collections Re-Housing Project, Jones House Rehabilitation Project.

Funding Category: Be sure to check only one funding category. Funding categories are Organizational Development, Programs & Collections, and Bricks & Mortar. See the Guidelines for descriptions of funding categories.

Note for Bricks & Mortar applications to rehabilitate historic buildings: the structure that is the subject of the grant must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places or according to local ordinance as of the time of the History Fund application (i.e. by September 3, 2014 for the 2014-2015 application cycle).

Project Budget Summary: Indicate your 1) requested grant amount, 2) match, and 3) total project cost. Match amounts must, at a minimum, equal the percentages stipulated in the Guidelines. Grant applications that do not meet match minimums are not eligible for consideration and will not be reviewed.

Project Start & End Dates: If exact start and end dates for your project are known, enter them. If exact start and end dates are not known, enter the first of the month for the month, in which the project will start, and the first of the month for the month the project will end (for example, May 1, 2015). All projects should assume a start date after May 1, 2015

The maximum duration of History Fund grants are as follows:

  • Organizational Development grants: up to 12 months
  • Programs & Collections grants: up to 24 months
  • Bricks & Mortar grants: up to 24 months

Grant awards will be announced in February. Grant projects, however, may start no sooner than May. The time between the award announcement and the official start of the grant period gives the History Fund and the grant recipients’ time to prepare and execute the project agreement.

All grant funds and match are to be spent during the grant period. No grant funds or match may be spent prior to or after the end of the grant period.

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