12-19-13 Thinking of applying for a CO State Historical Fund grant? Attend a Community Roundtable Near You…

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Roberts publicity photo(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 19th, 2013 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network Inside the BARN is Kristi Roberts, Historic Preservation Outreach and Technology Specialist with History Colorado in Denver.

Roberts discusses the State Historical Grant Fund and the upcoming Community Roundtables where folks can learn more about how to apply for those grants.

To listen to the full interview, click the link below…

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BACKGROUND: History CO’s State Historical Fund Grant:

The next grant application deadline for the History Colorado State Historical Fund is April 1, 2014.  Get prepared!

Join SHF Outreach Specialists this January and February at a community roundtable in your area. SHF staff will outline the grant process and show you how to achieve your dream preservation project. While the SHF outreach team is always available by phone or email, the roundtables offer you an opportunity to interact with staff directly, as well as learn from fellow applicants and their projects. Don’t miss this chance to make your grant application stand out!

Find the roundtable that’s closest to you, then RSVP to Outreach Specialist Kristi Roberts:

Can’t attend one of these? Join us for online roundtables on Saturday, January 25 from 10am to 12pm, and Thursday, February 13 from 10am to 12pm. Contact Kristi Roberts for more information.

CO’s State Historical Fund

The State Historical Fund was created by the 1990 constitutional amendment allowing limited gaming in the towns of Cripple Creek, Central City, and Black Hawk.  The amendment directs that a portion of the gaming tax revenues be used for historic preservation throughout the state.  Funds are distributed through a competitive process and all projects must demonstrate strong public benefit and community support.  Grants vary in size, from a few hundred dollars to amounts in excess of $200,000.  The State Historical Fund assists in a wide variety of preservation projects including restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, architectural assessments, archaeological excavations, designation and interpretation of historic places, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs. 

Total number of grants awarded: 3,885
Amount in grant funds awarded: $254,155,509
Grants given to projects in all 64 counties

Next full grant round deadline April 1, 2014

Grants awarded (14-M2) >>

Grant applications received October 1, 2013 (14-M2 and 14-02) >>

$35,000 or less Grant Applications Funded (14-M1)

$35,000 or more Funded Grant Applications (14-01)

All Grants Awarded through Fiscal Year 2013

– See more at: http://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/state-historical-fund#sthash.Ff83mcJg.dpuf