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2006 Historic Preservation Grants Available – Deadline is September 30

August 8, 2005

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission staff is accepting applications until September 30 for matching-fund grants, totaling $30,000, for local preservation projects to be completed in 2006.

Projects eligible for consideration include, but are not limited to: development and installation of historic district signs; walking tours of historic districts; handbooks or design guidelines; explanatory brochures for owners in historic districts; historic site brochures; feasibility studies for restoration or preservation of buildings, sites and historical artifacts owned or under the custody of non-profit groups; and public education projects such as historical and archeological surveys, slide/tape shows, lectures, videos, oral history taping/transcriptions, photographic displays or other types of exhibits on county history, and oral histories.

For applications and guidelines, contact Susan Soderberg, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, call 301-563-3400 or e-mail to Susan.Soderberg@mncppc-mc.org. Applicants may submit completed forms to the same address postmarked no later than Tuesday, September 30, 2005.

All applicants must match the grants in money or in-kind services. Grant winners must carry adequate insurance, as specified by the county’s General Conditions of Contract, Article 15, and they must sign a contract with M-NCPPC. The Historic Preservation Commission will notify applicants of their selection by Friday, October 31, 2005.