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Oregon Heritage grant cycle open

Grant program funds small preservation projects at museums, cemeteries

Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is accepting applications for its four grant programs, offering funding for museums, historic cemeteries, historic building preservation and archaeological projects.

The four grant programs are:

n The Oregon Museum grants help fund projects related to the care of historic artifacts, education and heritage tourism.

n The Historic Cemeteries Grant is offered for any project that preserves or promotes historic cemeteries, including marker repair, fencing, interpretive panels and other activities.

n The Preserving Oregon Grant focuses on historic properties either archaeological work or preservation of properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

n The Diamonds in the Rough Grant focuses on commercial buildings that have been altered or concealed over time. Projects that expose or bring back a building’s historic character qualify for this program.

For more information about the grant programs, visit oregonheritage.org or contact grants and outreach coordinator Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@state.or.us.

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