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Application Deadline, History Fund Grants
September 5, 2013
History Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications
Thanks to the generosity of more than 15,000 Ohio taxpayers (as of June 1, and counting), the Ohio Historical Society’s History Fund has more than $100,000 (as of June 1, and counting) for the History Fund grant program in 2014. The online application for the History Fund grant is available at www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund. The deadline for applications is September 5, 2013.
History Fund grants support projects in three broad areas: Programs & Collections, Bricks & Mortar, and Organizational Development. Projects funded in the first year of the grant include two digitization projects, production of a video documentary, two collections management projects, a historical reenactment, a museum exhibit, an archeological field study, and two building preservation and construction projects – to name a few. The Fund is limited only by an applicant’s imagination AND adherence to the History Fund’s Guidelines, at www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund.
To assist History Fund applicants, the OHS’s Local History Office is planning a History Fund Help webinar. Scheduled for July 18 and August 7 from 10:00 to 11:30am, the webinar will walk applicants through the application process, and answer your questions. The webinar is free, but registration is required, at www.ohiohistory.org/register. Applicants are not required to attend a webinar, but it might give you a “leg up” on your application.
Grant recipients will be announced on February 27, 2014 at the annual history advocacy event, “Statehood Day.” Between the application deadline of September 5, 2013 and February 2014, the History Fund will be in contact regarding the status of applications. Projects will commence according to the schedule developed in each recipient’s application, but no sooner than May 1, 2014.
For more about the History Fund, go to www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund or contact the friendly, helpful staff of OHS’s Local History Office at 800-858-6878, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
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