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Department of Cultural Resources
 
::: Grants :::
 

Each division of the NH Department of Cultural Resources has specific grant programs. Visit the links below to learn more about them. 

N.H. Division of Historical Resources Grant Programs
N.H. State Council on the Arts Grant Programs
N.H. State Library Grant Programs

 

Conservation License Plate ("Moose Plate") grants:

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The Department of Cultural Resources receives a percentage of funds raised from the sales of Conservation License Plates ("Moose Plates") each year and sends it directly back into communities through grant programs facilitated by the Department’s three divisions: the Division of Historical Resources, the State Council on the Arts and the State Library.

While the projects funded by each division have specific requirements, all focus on awarding grants to projects that involve restoration, preservation, and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage.

Here is a list of the kinds of projects that each Divisions' grant programs do and do not fund:

N.H. Division of Historical Resources Conservation License Plate Grants

These are some types of projects that ARE eligible for N.H. Division of Historical Resources' Conservation License Plate Grant funding. NOTE: all funded properties MUST be publicly owned and all projects must demonstrate adherence to the Secretary of the Interior Standards.

  • Preservation projects for publicly owned historic buildings, bridges, cemeteries and other historically significant resources that are eligible for or listed to the N.H. State Register of Historic Places or the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Conservation, stabilization, and/or preservation of significant publicly owned historic artifacts and archaeological sites.
  • Projects organized by municipal organizations or 501(C)(3) groups currently registered with the Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Projects that do not request more than the $10,000 grant maximum.

These are some types of projects that ARE NOT eligible for N.H. Division of Historical Resources' Conservation License Plate Grant funding:

  • Projects for privately owned historic resources.
  • Archaeological research.
  • Engineering studies or reports.
  • Preservation projects that do not demonstrate adherence to the Secretary of the Interior Standards.
  • Applications from any organization submitting more than one Conservation License Plate Grant application to the N.H. Division of Historical Resources for a project or projects in a single grant cycle.
  • Applications from any organization submitting Conservation License Plate Grant applications to more than one of the Department of Cultural Resources’ divisions for a project or projects in a single grant cycle.
  • Work that has been begun or completed, in any part, prior to N.H. Division of Historical Resources Conservation License Plate grant award acceptance by the Governor & Council.

Learn more about N.H. Division of Historical Resources Conservation License Plate Grants.

N.H. State Council on the Arts Conservation License Plate Grants

These are some types of projects that ARE eligible for N.H. State Council on the Arts Conservation License Plate Grant funding. NOTE: all funded properties MUST be publicly owned.

  • Projects that conserve publicly owned artwork or arts documents that contribute to New Hampshire's cultural heritage.
  • Projects that maintain or preserve artistic elements of publicly owned cultural facilities including historic murals, stenciling, stained glass windows, light fixtures, weathervanes, ornamental plaster work, wood paneling, moldings and trim work, ornamental hardware.
  • Projects that make cultural facilities and the arts programming that takes place in them more accessible to the public, including to people with disabilities, while maintaining and / or preserving the artistic elements and function of those facilities.
  • Projects that improve public access to historic artwork or arts documents while protecting and preserving the originals.

These are some types of applications that ARE NOT eligible for N.H. State Council on the Arts Conservation License Plate Grant funding.

  • Projects for non-publicly owned property, including cultural facilities, artwork and arts documents.
  • Applications from any organization submitting more than one Conservation License Plate Grant application to the N.H. State Council on the Arts for a project or projects in a single grant cycle.
  • Applications from any organization submitting Conservation License Plate Grant applications to more than one of the Department of Cultural Resources’ divisions for a project or projects in a single grant cycle.
  • Engineering studies or reports.
  • Work that has been begun or completed, in any part, prior to N.H. State Council on the Arts Conservation License Plate grant award acceptance by the Governor & Council.

Learn more about N.H. State Council on the Arts Conservation License Plate Grants.

N.H. State Library Conservation License Plate Grants

These are some types of projects that ARE eligible for N.H. State Library Conservation License Plate Grant funding. NOTE: all funded properties MUST be publicly owned.

  • Conservation of publicly owned historic documents important to the cultural heritage of New Hampshire, as well as rare, one-of-a-kind documents.
  • Conservation treatment, consulting services and travel related to conservation of the above types of documents.
  • Preservation Assessment Surveys.
  • Microfilming and digitization only if it coincides with conservation treatment of the documents being digitized.
  • Processing archival collections, including arranging, describing, re-housing and creating finding aids.
  • Purchase of archival quality housing supplies (Hollinger boxes, folders, Mylar sleeves, etc.).

These are some types of applications that ARE NOT eligible for N.H. State Library Conservation License Plate Grant funding.

  • Projects for non-publicly owned property.
  • Projects that do not provide public access to the documents being conserved.
  • Purchase of: historical documents, filing cabinets, shelving, furniture, vaults, exhibit cases, storage facilities, computer equipment or digitizing equipment.
  • Collection inventory, curatorial work, fundraising campaigns, operating expenses, education and / or training programs.
  • Applications from any organization submitting more than one Conservation License Plate Grant application to the N.H. State Library for a project or projects in a single grant cycle.
  • Applications from any organization submitting Conservation License Plate Grant applications to more than one of the Department of Cultural Resources’ divisions for a project or projects in a single grant cycle.
  • Work that has been begun or completed, in any part, prior to N.H. State Library Conservation License Plate grant award acceptance by the Governor & Council.

Learn more about N.H. State Library Conservation License Plate Grants.

Learn more about the overall N.H. Conservation License Plate program at www.mooseplate.com.

 

 

 

 
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