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Community Enhancement Grant (CEG)

Grants to Idaho Nonprofits and Agencies for
Historic Preservation and Interpretation

GrantWatch ID#: 181271
Agency Type:

State

Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS)

08/25/17 5:00 PM Receipt

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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Idaho nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the State’s historical and cultural resources. Examples of eligible projects include publications, exhibits, events, and educational programs. Funding may also be requested for the purchase of items such as archival supplies and computer hardware and software.

Priorities:

-Operations and administration: Membership recruitment, fundraising, development of board policies and procedures, management assessment, etc.
-Collections management: Storage materials and shelving, equipment for computerization of collections, etc.
-Public access/interpretation: Improvements in lighting, exhibit design and construction, exhibit labeling, educational programming, signage, etc.
-Heritage tours

Examples of Eligible Projects:

-Exhibits
-Publications/brochures and website development/maintenance
-Purchase of supplies and equipment (computers, audio/video/camera equipment, software, conservation materials, archival materials, storage shelving)
-Educational programs (symposia, curriculum development, teacher workshops, speakers, programs, traveling trunks)
-Oral/video history projects
-Design and construction of outdoor interpretive signs, kiosks, and exhibits (must comply, if appropriate, with city, county, state, and/or federal signage regulations, including environmental regulations)
-Support for assistance (including professional contract assistance) for membership enhancement, fundraising, and developing board policies, and procedures
-Events (must be historically accurate if depicting a historical event)
-Non-structural enhancements to buildings to better preserve and/or exhibit materials, such as lighting, security systems, fireproof filing cabinets
-Projects designed to enhance cultural/heritage tourism

The minimum grant amount is $500 and the maximum amount is $2,500.

Projects must be completed by May 31 of the fiscal year in which the grant was awarded. A fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. You will hear whether or not you received your grant in October, so you will have until the end of the following May to expend your funds.

Eligible applicants are Idaho nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3)) whose mission is focused on history, historic preservation, or education, as well as tribal, city, and county governments.

State and federal agencies are not eligible, but may partner with an eligible organization.

Not Funded:

-Cash prizes
-Land acquisition
-Building construction, demolition, or removal
-Long-term leasing of real property
-Infrastructure needs, such as roads, sewers, sidewalks

All grants must be matched on a dollar for dollar basis, either cash or in-kind.

Applications must be received by August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM.

You will hear whether or not you received your grant in October.

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

Dax Chizum, Financial Specialist Senior
(208) 514-2304
dax.chizum@ishs.idaho.gov

Idaho State Historical Society
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID 83712

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