Archive for Friday, April 6, 2012

Douglas County Heritage Grant deadline nears

April 6, 2012

The deadline to apply for a 2012 Douglas County natural and cultural heritage grant is 5 p.m. Friday, April 20. The grant application and grant guidelines are available on the Heritage Conservation Council’s Webpage (http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/ad/hcc/ad_hcc.aspx).

If you have any questions about the grant program or need assistance with the application, please contact Jeannette Blackmar, Heritage Council Coordinator, at jblackmar@douglas-county.com or (785) 330-2878.

Grant applicants are strongly encouraged to present their grant project to the Heritage Conservation Council. Upon receipt of the grant application, applicants will be contacted to schedule a presentation on either Thursday, May 3 or Thursday, May 10. Presentations on each of these dates will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse, second floor. Major grant applicants are allocated a 20-minute time period that includes the applicant presentation and question and answer period. Target grant applicants are allocated a 10 minute time period that includes the applicant presentation and question and answer period. The time periods will be strictly adhered to in order to give all applicants the same opportunity before the Council.

These informal presentations will begin with the grant applicant briefly summarizing the grant project. Heritage Council Members will follow the presentation with questions regarding the project. While applicants may utilize PowerPoint to aid in their presentation (i.e. images, maps, drawings), it is not encouraged given the short presentation period. Applicants are welcome to provide handouts, especially any new or updated information that was not included in the application. The key importance of the presentation is to give Council Members an opportunity to ask clarifying questions about proposed grant projects.

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