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2020 Heritage Project Grant and Historic Preservation Program Theme Announced


November 5, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@ci.tacoma.wa.us, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications, msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051


2020 Heritage Project Grant and Historic Preservation Program Theme Announced

The 2020 Heritage Project Grant has been announced and eligible applicants including non-profits and public and educational institutions are encouraged to apply. The matching grants, totaling $40,000, can be awarded for amounts between $1,000 and $10,000 for projects.

A public grant information session will be held from 4-5 p.m. January 9, 2020 at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street Room 220-A. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the details for grant funding.

“Tacoma is experiencing development and growth, historic preservation helps contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of our communities as we build and thrive,” said Reuben McKnight, Historic Preservation Officer. “The Heritage Project Grant Program supports projects that increase public awareness and access to Tacoma’s history and brings forth innovative approaches to preservation.”

Funding can be used for exhibitions, workshops, events or educational activities, development and production of interpretive materials, professional services required to research a historical publication or register nomination, documentation of an artifact or historical site, a historic site assessment, conservation materials, and, in some limited cases, capacity building for organizations with heritage as their primary mission. Activities receiving heritage funding may be one-time events or a small number of events that are closely related, or may also be an ongoing program or neighborhood public history project.

The grant requires that applicants demonstrate matching funding for proposed projects, and cannot fund general operating expenses. To learn more about grant details and for a list of past recipeints, please visit CityofTacoma.org/HeritageGrant.

Immediately following the grant meeting, the Historic Preservation Office will also launch the 2020 theme for Historic Preservation Month, which is held each May. The office will host a brief conversation for community partners to provide input on this year’s programs and to contribute events to the Historic Preservation Month calendar.

Applications for the 2020 Heritage Grant Program are due February 28, 2020. To find out more about the grant or to download an application, go to Cityoftacoma.org/HeritageGrant or email LHoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5254.