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Community Enhancement Grant (CEG)

Grants to Idaho Cultural and Historical Organizations
for Historic Preservation and Interpretation

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Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS)

Deadline Date:

08/30/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Idaho historical and cultural organizations for projects related to the state’s historic resources. Funding is intended to support the preservation, interpretation, and protection of Idaho’s culture and history. Grants may be used to support exhibits, publications, events, educational programs, and other projects. Eligible expenses may include items such as archival supplies and computer hardware and software. Collaborative efforts are strongly encouraged.

Examples of Acceptable Grant 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181271

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Funding Request: $2,500.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed by May 29, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Idaho cultural and historical organizations may apply.

SHS does not fund land acquisitions, building construction, demolition or removal, long-term leasing of real property or infrastructure needs such as roads, sewers, or sidewalks.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by August 30, 2019, by 5:00 PM, and may be submitted electronically.

A one-to-one match of the funds is required. All grants must be matched on a dollar for dollar basis, either cash or in-kind volunteer hours.

These are reimbursable funds; you will first spend the award funds; then submit an invoice to ISHS requesting reimbursement.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications and direct questions to:
Lyn Moore
(208) 514-2304

Partricia Hoffman

You may also mail applications to:
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, Idaho 83712

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho