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Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP - Grants for Conservation Projects

Grants to Alberta Individuals, Nonprofits, Corporations,
Agencies, and Schools for Heritage Preservation

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Government of Alberta - Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF)

Deadline Date:

09/03/18

Description:

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Grants to Alberta individuals, nonprofits, municipalities, corporations, schools, educational institutions, churches, First Nations, and Metis Settlements for the preservation and interpretation of the Province’s heritage. Applicants should contact program staff prior to applying.

Overview:

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is the principal heritage support agency of the Government of Alberta. The Foundation’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP) provides matching grants and scholarship funds to support initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta's heritage.

Historic Resource Conservation Grants provide matching grants to individuals and organizations for the following:
-Conservation of Alberta's historic resources
-Studies and professional services for the conservation of historic resources

The same application form is used to apply for these grants.

Funding:

There are 3 separate funding opportunities available to applicants.

Conservation Grants for Historic Resources:

Conservation includes actions or processes that safeguard the character-defining elements of a historic place to retain its heritage value and extend its physical life.

This may involve one or more conservation treatments:
-Preservation
-Rehabilitation
-Restoration

Studies and Professional Services Grants for Historic Resources:

In addition to a grant for conservation work, a matching of grant of $25,000 is also available for studies, reports, plans and professional services for architects, engineers and other professional consultants associated with the conservation of a historic place. The same maximum grant applies to the 4 types of historic resources listed above.

Conservation and Studies/Professional Services Grants for Non-designated Cemeteries and Burial Grounds:

Non-designated cemeteries or burial grounds may qualify for a one-time matching grant for conservation work, studies and professional services of up to $5,000 if it meets one of the following requirements:

-Site is associated with a significant historic event or theme, such as cemeteries or burial grounds associated with residential schools, former settlements or epidemic outbreaks.
-Site contains the graves of historically significant individuals.
-Site contains distinctive historic landscapes or grave architecture. Distinctive features could include spirit houses or cairns.
-Site demonstrates culturally distinctive mortuary or burial practices.

Eligible work includes the following:
-Studies undertaken to confirm the presence of graves in a particular location
-Site surveying, including mapping and marking
-Grave architecture restoration, including features like spirit houses and cairns
-Restoration of historic fencing, gates and signage
-Sympathetic modern fencing to protect historic portion of cemeteries

Ineligible work includes regular maintenance and site beautification.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173433

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Conservation Grants for Historic Resources:

The maximum matching grant per application, per year, per historic resource is as follows:
-Provincial Historic Resources: $100,000
-Municipal Historic Resources: $50,000
-Indigenous historic places that cannot be designated as Provincial or Municipal Historic Resources but supported with a Band Council Resolution: $50,000
-Local historic resources or Registered Historic Resources that have not received any funding from the Foundation: $5,000

Studies and Professional Services Grants for Historic Resources:

In addition to a grant for conservation work, a matching of grant of $25,000 is also available for studies, reports, plans and professional services for architects, engineers and other professional consultants associated with the conservation of a historic place. The same maximum grant applies to the 4 types of historic resources listed above.

Conservation and Studies/Professional Services Grants for Non-designated Cemeteries and Burial Grounds:

Non-designated cemeteries or burial grounds may qualify for a one-time matching grant for conservation work, studies and professional services of up to $5,000 if it meets one of the requirements listed above.

Historic resources with a grant ceiling of $5,000 are the least priority for funding.

Term of Contract:

Grant recipients have 3 years to claim the grant, complete the project and complete reporting requirements.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following applicants can apply for the grant:
-Individuals that reside in Alberta or have a permanent Alberta address
-Registered organizations in Alberta: nonprofit organizations, corporations, municipalities, churches, schools and other educational institutions, First Nations, and Metis Settlements

The following applicants are not eligible to apply:
-Provincial government departments
-Members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors
-Friends organizations associated with government owned and operated historic sites and interpretive centers

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are expected to contribute at least 50% of eligible project value.

Application deadlines are the first working day of February and September.

Email the Program Coordinator to get started with an application.

HPPP Guidelines for Conservation Projects:
https://open.alberta.ca/publications/ahrf-heritage-preservation-partnership-program-guidelines-grants-for-conservation-projects

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Carina Naranjilla, Program Coordinator
Phone: 780-431-2305 (in Alberta)
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number
carina.naranjilla@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Heritage Awards Program
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P8

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Canada: Alberta