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Historic preservation grants deadline December 1

By ThisIsReno

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CARSON CITY — The application deadline for federal historic preservation grants administered by the State Historic Preservation Office is December 1, 2009.  Grant funding is provided by the National Park Service as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and is used to support preservation efforts by governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.

Grants may be used to support building rehabilitation, historic preservation surveys and projects that promote heritage tourism throughout the state.

The restoration at Carson City’s Stewart Indian School and survey work in southern Nevada are examples of projects that have previously received funding through this program.

Due to budget cuts, available funds for grant awards may be less than provided in previous years.

For additional information about historic preservation grants or an application, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at (775) 684-3448 or visit its website: www.NevadaCulture.org.

The Historic Preservation Office is an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Commission for Cultural Affairs is the advisory board for the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.  The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the Division of Museums and History, Nevada State Library and Archives, Nevada Arts Council, and the Comstock Historic District Commission. For more information on the Department of Cultural Affairs, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at NevadaCulture.org.

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