Alaska Historical Commission starts grant program

The Alaska Historical Commission has $100,000 available for matching grants to plan and prepare for Alaska anniversary commemorations. The grants are for projects that will contribute to understanding the history and significance of the Alaskan event to be commemorated. Projects are encouraged for historic research and publication projects, restoration of significant historic properties, and heritage tourism development and information services. A grant request may not exceed $12,000 and must be matched with cash or in-kind services. Projects are to be done between May 1 and Sept. 30. Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or delivered by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28.

Additional information and the application are available at www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/oha/index.htm. Copies can be requested by calling (907) 269-8721, sending an e-mail to oha@alaska.net, or contacting the Alaska Historical Commission, 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565.

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