SDSHS announces next Deadwood Fund grant

The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2012 for work beginning May 1, 2012.

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 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 second round of 2012 applications will be due on Oct. 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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