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Conservation License Plate Grants - Moose Plate Grants
 

 

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The Division of Historical Resources (NHDHR) awards grants up to $10,000 for the preservation of publicly owned historic buildings and structures through the Conservation License Plate Grant Program. 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 amy.dixon@dncr.nh.gov or call 603-271-3485. To see which NH communities have received Conservation License Plate grants in the past, open the Moose Plate Grant Map Adobe Acrobat


All interested applicants should first read the Grant Manual.

Conservation License Plate Grant Manual Adobe Acrobat

 

To ensure the applicant organization and proposed project are eligible to receive grant funding, please complete and submit a Letter of Intent to apply no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020.

Letter of Intent to apply Adobe Acrobat

 

Once the NHDHR approves the Letter of Intent to Apply, all applicants must complete and submit a full application no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 19, 2020.

Conservation License Plate Grant Application Adobe Acrobat

TIPS

• Before entering any information into the grant application, download and save it to your computer. Once you are working from the copy on your device you can enter information and it will save.

• Each response text box is intentionally limited by size, please keep your responses concise and within the space provided. Bulleted lists are acceptable answers.


What does the NHDHR Conservation License Plate Grant fund?

  • Projects that demonstrate adherence to the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • 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 archaeological sites.
  • Projects that preserve historical properties owned by towns, cities, counties or by state agencies.
  • Projects that do not request more than the $10,000 grant maximum.


What is NOT eligible for NHDHR 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 Natural and Cultural Resources’ divisions for the same 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.
  • Construction of new buildings.
  • Acquisition of collections or historic sites.
  • Conservation of collections.
  • Reconstructing historic properties (recreating all or significant portions that no longer exist).
  • Moving historic properties or work on moved historic properties that are no longer eligible for listing in the State or National Registers of Historic Places.
  • Cash reserves, endowments, revolving funds, or fund-raising costs.
  • Lobbying or advocacy activities.
  • Administrative costs.

For more information about Conservation License Plate go to www.mooseplate.com


For more information about grants for the preservation and conservation of publicly owned documents from the New Hampshire State Library go to

https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/moose/index.html

For more information about grants for the conservation of publicly owned artworks, artistic elements of publicly owned facilities, and improving access to historically significant artwork and arts programming from the State Council for the Arts please go to

https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/index.htm

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