Fall Deadwood Fund grant applications due Oct. 1

The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that the applications for the Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Oct. 1.

The program is designed to encourage large-scale restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties by individuals, organizations or public agencies, according to Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society, whose historic preservation office administers the program.

Grants for work beginning Jan. 1, 2012, will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. The grant amount must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis from nonfederal and nonstate sources. Nonprofit organizations will be allowed to use in-kind services for one-half of their match. In 2010, more than $138,000 was distributed among 10 projects.

Funding for the program is from Deadwood gaming revenue earmarked by state law for historic preservation projects throughout the state and distributed by the State Historical Society.

The next round of applications will be due on Feb. 1, 2012.

For more information on the South Dakota State Historical Society�s Deadwood Fund grant program, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217; telephone (605) 773-3458.  Grant forms are available online at http://history.sd.gov/Preservation/FundingOpps/FundingOpportunities.aspx.

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