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SHSI accepting FY2015 document preservation grant applications through Oct. 14

Posted August 27, 2014 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES – The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) is accepting applications for the FY2015 Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) Documentary Collections (Special Round) grant program through Oct. 14, 2014. SHSI is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

Applications for the HRDP Documentary Collections (Special Round) grants must be submitted at  by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2014. In addition, two signed originals of the contract and the owner signature page, if applicable, must be postmarked by Oct. 14, 2014, or hand-delivered by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2014, to the following address:

ATTN: Grants Manager
REAP/HRDP Grants Program
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Projects funded in this grant cycle will begin Dec. 1, 2014, and must be completed by April 30, 2017. More information is available at  or 515-281-4228.

The HRDP program provides matching grants to preserve, conserve, interpret and educate the public about historical resources in three different categories – Documentary Collections, Historic Preservation and Museums – related to historic preservation of the built environment, museum collections and documentary materials.

The Documentary Collections category focuses on the preservation of documents, records, newspapers, photographs or similar types of historical materials. Resources in this category can include a variety of formats such as albums, atlases, blueprints, broadsides, diaries, drawings, electronic records, films, ledgers, letters, maps, memoirs, minutes, newspapers, newsletters, oral histories, pamphlets, post cards, plats, photographs, photographic negatives, programs, reports, videotapes and visuals.

The HRDP program is funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP), passed by the Iowa General Assembly in 1989. Local government units, nonprofit corporations, individuals, businesses and American Indian tribes are eligible to submit applications.

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