FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2012
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
2012 “Moose Plate” Grant round opens
The Moose on your license plate isn’t just good looking – it also helps support cultural conservation projects throughout New Hampshire.
The 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 April 27, 2012.
The Department receives a percentage of funds raised from the sales of Conservation License 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.
Department of Cultural Resources Conservation License Plate Grant Programs have funded a wide variety of projects, including: repairing and painting the 1830 Sugar Hill Meetinghouse steeple’s exterior and clock tower, including its gold leaf clock numbers; conserving, microfilming and digitizing Nelson’s town records from the 19th century; and restoring stencils at Goffstown’s Grasmere Town Hall.
More information about each division’s specific grant program is available at www.nh.gov/nhculture/grants.htm.
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.
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/.