FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2011
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
2011 Moose Plate Grant round opens
The New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its Conservation License Plate Grant Programs—also called “Moose Plate” grants—through March 31, 2011.
New Hampshire’s Conservation License Plates help conserve our state’s natural, historical and cultural heritage. Since 2001, the Conservation License Plate program has contributed to the ongoing success of more than 150 projects around New Hampshire. All funds raised through the purchase of Conservation License Plates are used for the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire's natural, cultural and historic resources.
The Department of Cultural Resources receives a percentage of funds raised from the sales of Conservation License Plates, and sends money 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. Depending on the grant program applied to, requests may be made for amounts up to $20,000.
The Department of Cultural Resources Conservation License Plate Grant Programs have funded a wide variety of projects, including stabilizing historic buildings, microfilming local newspapers from the nineteenth century and restoring stained glass windows at public libraries.
More information about each division’s specific grant program is available at www.nh.gov/nhculture/grants.htm.
For more information about the Moose Plate Program, including how to purchase a Moose Plate, visit www.mooseplate.com.
New Hampshire’s Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Council on the Arts, the Film and Television Office, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the Commission on Native American Affairs. The Department strives to nurture the cultural well-being of our state. From the covered bridges and traditional music of our past to the avant-garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow, New Hampshire’s culture is as varied as its geography and its people. This strong cultural base—which truly has something for everyone—attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, provides outstanding educational opportunities and creates communities worth living in. Learn more at www.nh.gov/nhculture.