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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2015

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

2015 ‘Moose Plate’ Grant round opens

The Department of Cultural Resources’ three Conservation License Plate Grant Programs are now accepting letters of intent to apply for the 2015 grant round. Cultural Resources’ “Moose Plate” grants support the restoration, preservation and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage.

This year, for the first time, applicants are required to submit a letter of intent in advance of completing their application, providing a brief 250-word or fewer description of the project and acknowledging that the resource seeking funding is publicly owned. Letters of intent are due March 13, 2015; complete applications are due April 24, 2015.

Cultural Resources 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. Each division’s program has specific requirements and applicants may only apply to one grant program in a given year.

Department of Cultural Resources Conservation License Plate Grant Programs support a wide variety of projects. Last year, projects receiving grant funding included microfilming WPA New Hampshire Writers Project papers, restoring the access ramp at the Milton Free Public Library and restoring the windows at the Meriden Town Hall, among others.

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.

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