Dear Utah History Stewards,
The Utah Division of State History, in partnership with the Department of Veterans & Military Affairs, has grant funding available ranging from $500 to $1,500 for events and research related to World War I and Utah; and up to $5,000 for the cleaning and restoring WWI memorials.
Learn more about this grant and apply at:https://heritage.utah.gov/history/wwi
Eligible projects could include public history lectures, commemorations, and events about Utah and World War I, as well as Memorial Day and Veterans Day events. Additional possibilities include conducting oral histories for those who experienced WWI and its aftermath, the transcription of historical materials related to WWI such as diaries and correspondence, surveying and recognizing WWI veteran gravesites, and cleaning or repairing (not replacing) of WWI monuments. Grantees of the latter must act in conjunction with the land title owners of the monuments.
Grant opportunities are available for local governments, schools and educators, nonprofit organizations, local historical societies and arts agencies/municipalities and others.
The Utah State Legislature has offered these funds starting in July 2017 extending over the next eighteen months, to be administered by the Utah Division of State History and the Department of Veterans & Military Affairs. Grants are competitive and panel-reviewed.
Please consider and share this email with all interested parties and bring us your great ideas!
Director | State Historic Preservation Officer | Publisher/Editor UHQUtah Division of State History & Utah State Historical Society300 South Rio Grande St. | Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 | Mobile: 801.367.6324State History's mission is to preserve and share Utah's past for present and future generations. *We are an organization of historical resources composed of Utah's State Historic Preservation Office (UT-SHPO - which includes the Office of Archaeology & Antiquities and Utah's Historic Preservation Office), the Utah Historical Quarterly, the Utah State Historical Society, Library & Collections (publications, archives, artifacts, etc.), Utah History Day Program and a group of Utah history related online resources and databases.