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Historic Preservation Fund grant period opens for local governments

(Anchorage, AK) - The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology is now accepting grant applications for 2012 historic preservation projects from certified local governments.

The Historical Preservation Fund (HPF) program provides up to 60 percent matching assistance for the cost of a project. The Alaska Historical Commission encourages applications for projects in the $10,000 to $20,000 federal share range. Projects eligible for HPF assistance include those focused on historic preservation planning, inventories, surveys, National Register nominations, public education, predevelopment, development, and acquisition. 

The application deadline is Friday, February 24. The full application package, including the Commission’s priorities and evaluation criteria, are available online at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/grant/akclg.htm, and by contacting Jean Ayers, the grants administrator, at jean.ayers@alaska.gov or 269-8694. 

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