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Preservation Special Projects

Grants to King County, Washington Individuals, Nonprofits, Community
Groups, and Agencies for Preservation Projects to Benefit the Public

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Foundation / Corporation

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Deadline Date:

03/06/19 at 5:00 PM PST


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to King County, Washington individuals, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and public agencies for projects to preserve historic spaces. Grant funding covers activities including building assessments, landmark nominations, neighborhood surveys, planning projects, educational workshops, advocacy efforts, and more. Funding interests also include projects that utilize technology to reach audiences new to historic preservation.

About projects:
- A project must contribute to the protection of King County’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and/or landscapes.
- Applicants can request funding to develop documentation, identification, research, analysis, educational programming, and advocacy efforts focused on historic preservation issues and/or the history of the built environment.
- A project must provide a public benefit for King County residents and visitors.

For this particular grant, 4Cuture will look to see how well a project meets Quality, Public Benefit, and Feasibility Criteria. For more specific information on Criteria, please view URL for Full Text.

Here are some ways Preservation Special Projects may benefit the public:
- Free or low-cost tours, presentations, or access to materials and documents created with the grant including publications, audio, or video recordings.
- Public meetings in under-served areas of suburban or rural King County.
- Project involvement by under-represented groups, including youth, recent immigrants, or residents from minority races or ethnicities.
- Good preservation planning for the long-term viability and use of a landmark property in King County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184030

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards typically range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects funded through this program, or portions thereof, may not begin prior to the award date of May 1, 2019, and must be completed within 20 months of that date. Applicants must complete their project by December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a resident of King County.
To receive funding, applicants will need to provide their Social Security number in order to receive payment. Organizations, community groups, and public agencies must operate within King County, and will need to provide their Tax ID or EIN in order to receive payment.

Applicants may only submit one project proposal to Preservation Special Projects per year.

Current employees, family members or business partners of an employee of 4Culture may not apply.

4Culture does not fund schools or school districts. Eligible applicants proposing the creation or enrichment of existing cultural programs in K-12 schools must partner with a King County public school or district.

This grant may not be used for stabilization, restoration, rehabilitation or maintenance of historic building fabric or landscapes, property acquisition, or new construction.

If a project involves multiple disciplines preservation, heritage, and/or the arts, it may be eligible for consideration under more than one 4Culture projects funding program. Applicants may request funding for different elements of their project through the separate funding programs, but must disclose in their application what other 4Culture funding they have requested, or will request.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Workshops provide an opportunity to meet staff, learn about the process, ask questions, and meet other artists and arts groups. They are informal and drop-in based. No registration or RSVP is required.

Workshops for Individuals and Groups will be held at various locations between January 24 and February 20. Applicants may view the workshop schedule for more information at the URL for Full Text.

Applicants can also schedule a one-on-one appointment with Progam Manager, Brandi Link to discuss application or project ideas.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this grant is March 6, 2019, at 5:00 pm PST. All applicants will receive an email from the Program Manager notifying them of the funding decisions by May 1, 2019. The Board then approves the final list of awards, approximately two months after the deadline.

Applicants must contact the Program Manager prior to applying if they or their organization has an open contract for a Preservation Special Projects grant.

All application materials must be submitted through the online application.

4Culture provides grant funds on a reimbursement basis after a project or portions of a project are complete.

Tutorial video for creating an account and accessing an application:
Sample application:

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

For information about eligibility and applying:
Brandi Link, Program Manager

101 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98104

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County