The 2017 Conservation License Plate Grant round is now open!
The Division of Historical Resources Conservation License Plate Grant Program awards grants up to $10,000 for the preservation and restoration of publicly owned historic resources. If you have any questions about the Division's Conservation License Plate Grant Program or have a project idea you would like to discuss please contact Amy Dixon at [email protected] or call 271-3485.
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Important Dates: Letters of Intent are due Friday, March 24, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Responses to Letters of Intent will be provided no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.
Applications are due Friday, May 12, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. No applications will be accepted after this time.
The Conservation License Plate Grant program begins with a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent is a mandatory first step to determine an applicant’s eligibility and whether the proposed project will meet the grant program guidelines. A Letter of Intent must be submitted and approved prior to completing a grant application.
Instruction for the Letter of Intent, the grant manual and application are below.
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 New HAmpshire 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 that preserve historical properties owned by towns, cities and counties or by state and federal agencies.
- 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 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 Division of Historical Resources Conservation License Plate grant award approval.
Applicants should familiarize themselves with the grant manual before submitting a Letter of Intent and an application. The grant manual can be downloaded below and was most recently revised in January 2017.
Conservation License Plate Grant Manual
Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent should be written on letterhead and signed; it can be submitted via email to [email protected] or in hard copy to the NH Division of Historical Resources, 19 Pillsbury St, Concord, NH 03301, Attn: Grants Coordinator.
The letter should include the following information:
- Name of applicant (i.e. municipality, state or county agency, non-profit)
- Project coordinator name and contact information, including email and phone number
- Acknowledgement that the proposed cultural or historical resource to be conserved is publicly owned by a New Hampshire municipality, town, county agency, non-profit operating in a publicly owned building, or state agency.
- Acknowledgement that the cultural resource being conserved is eligible for or listed to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places or the National Register of Historic Places. If the resource is not listed to one of these registers, please contact that DHR for information on how to accomplish this before the application deadline.
- Short description of the proposed project (no more than 250 words)
Grant Application Form
Conservation License Plate Grant Application
Conservation License Plate Grant Application New writable PDF application!
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