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Moose Plate Grant deadlines at end of March

Deadlines for Conservation License Plate Conservation grants awarded through several divisions of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources are fast approaching.

Organizations interested in applying for funding from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts must submit materials on March 28; applicants for funding from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and also from the New Hampshire State Library have a deadline of March 31.

Depending on the grant program applied to, requests may be for amounts up to $20,000 and may or may not require matching funds, including in-kind contributions.

More commonly known as the “Moose Plate” program, the Conservation License Plate Program began in 1998. The program’s grant funds are derived from voluntary public purchases of the specialty license plates, which feature a bull moose along with New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die.” Funds raised are reserved for publicly owned resources whose conservation and preservation will benefit and be accessible to the public.

For more information about the Moose Plate Program, including information about the grant programs, visit


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