Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board offers historic preservation grants

The Clallam County Heritage Advisory Board is now accepting applications for historic preservation grants.

The grants are for “public programming, capital improvements and equipment, collections management and training which support projects that preserve and enhance Clallam County history for residents, visitors and future generations.”

Interested citizens are invited to contact the board of commissioners office at 360-417-2233 or mhalencak@co.clallam.wa.us, by visiting the commissioner’s office in the Clallam County Courthouse, or online at www.clallam.net/bocc/HAB.html to get an application.

Applications must be received by close of business, Wednesday, March 4.

Applications may be submitted by a public entity or a nonprofit tax exempt organization that either operates or owns a museum or similar historical institution within the county’s boundaries. The organization must promote local history or perform educative, interpretive or similar activities that promote local history, individuals or entities that own county property listed on local, state or national registers.

An optional application workshop for prospective applicants is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Clallam County Board of Commissioners boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The workshop will be live-streamed on the Clallam County Board of Commissioners website.

An optional opportunity will be provided for applicants to make a five-minute presentation to the Heritage Advisory Board at its March 4 meeting.

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