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November 30, 2012

Commission accepting applications for grants

NEW CASTLE — The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is now accepting applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Project and Construction Grants.

Project grants are available to nonprofit organizations and local governments for planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities.

The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania. The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund.

Two types of grants — project and construction — are available for historic resources listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants may apply for only one type of grant.

Project grant applications may include municipal planning initiatives focusing on historic resources or may be used to meet building or project-specific planning goals. Construction grants are available for rehabilitation, preservation and restoration activities for historic resources that are publicly accessible.

Grants are available in amounts between $5,000 and $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match. The application deadline is March 1.

More information is available by contacting Karen Arnold by email at or telephone at (717) 783-9927.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and are contingent on availability of funds. Applicants are required to use the web-based electronic grant application process (eGrant).

For grant program guidelines and eGrant application instructions, visit the museum commission online at and click on “Grants and Funding” on the top navigation bar.

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