Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2014

Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council schedules meetings with 30 applicants

March 27, 2014

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council members and staff will meet with the 2014 Heritage Grant Applicants at meetings scheduled for tonight, April 1 and April 3. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Carnegie Building East Gallery, 200 W. 9th St., Lawrence. This is an opportunity for the grant applicants to meet the Council members and answer questions regarding their grant applications.

This year there were 30 grant applications submitted. Each grant applicant is invited to attend one of the meetings on the three dates to answer questions. Major grant applicants have 15 minutes to respond, and target grant applicants have 10 minutes to respond.

Beginning in 2011, the Douglas County Commission has provided funds each year to individuals and groups to preserve Douglas County’s unique heritage and natural resources. In 2014, the county funds allocated for grant projects total $276,250. Project categories include agriculture, historic structures, prairie, woodlands, waterways, habitat restoration/preservation, Freedom’s Frontier themes, Civil War and pre-Civil War heritage, settlement stories, enduring struggle for freedom, and pre-settlement history. The projects must occur in Douglas County.

The Heritage Conservation Council offers smaller target grants up to $97,500 or major grants over $97,500. For more information regarding the HCC Heritage Grant Program, please visit the Council’s website: http://www.douglascounty.com/depts/ad/hcc/ad_hcc.aspx.

After the Council evaluates the 2014 grant proposals, they will present their recommendations to the Douglas County Commissioners in May 2014 for their review and approval.

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