OHS Extends Deadline for Grant Program Applications
Mike Seals - October 29, 2020 9:18 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to the recent ice storm that has left portions of the state without power, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is extending the deadline for applications for the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program from Friday, October 30, at 5 p.m., to Friday, November 6, at 5 p.m.
The Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program is a grants-in-aid program that sets aside $500,000 to award grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 to municipal, county or tribal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations, as well as the support groups for these entities. All not-for-profit applicants must be registered with the Oklahoma secretary of state. The grants will be specific to four categories: collections, exhibits, programs and capacity building.
The program launched last year, and a total of just over $410,000 in grant funds were awarded for the 2019/2020 grant cycle. Projects ranged from collections care and exhibit development to strategic planning and educational programming. Of the 87 organizations that applied for funding in the inaugural year of the program, 43 ultimately received grant funds.
“We were very pleased with how well the first cycle of the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program went,” said Nicole Harvey, OHS grants administrator. “With the economic struggles facing so many cultural organizations at the moment, the OHS is aware of how this funding will make a difference to local historical organizations and aid in their ability to continue to collect, preserve and share history in local communities across the state.”
To see the official rules for the program, please visit www.okhistory.org/grants or contact Nicole Harvey at 405-522-5202 or [email protected]
The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.