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The State of Indiana, Indiana Humanities, and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announce Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants to support historic preservation work, public art, and other projects that commemorate Indiana women’s history and promote visits to Indiana’s Main Street communities. These projects will provide a lasting legacy of the state’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.
GRANT AMOUNT: $15,000-$40,000 (matching funds): 3-7 grants will be awarded
ELIGIBILITY: Indiana Main Street communities (must have at least 2 community partners in addition)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2020 11:30 p.m. EDT
DATE PROJECTS CAN BEGIN: July 1, 2020
DATE PROJECTS MUST BE COMPLETED: December 31, 2021
Download complete grant guidelines here.
“We’re excited to provide a new way to empower Main Street communities to discover, preserve and activate locations that shine a light on women’s history in Indiana. We want to capture how women have led and shaped their cities and towns,” Crouch said. “The goal is to find the inspiring and hidden places and stories that can be shared for generations to come.”
The grants are a project of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Projects should be tied to women’s history in Indiana but do not need to be related to women’s suffrage. Full grant guidelines are posted on the website.
Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities, said the women’s suffrage centennial provides the perfect backdrop to bring more attention to women’s history.
“We are humbled and proud to have this opportunity to fund and amplify the preservation of Indiana women’s history,” said Amstutz, who also is a member of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. “We’re delighted communities across Indiana will have the chance to receive funding to recognize their own momentous places and events.”
Supported Project Types
The goal of the Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants is to provide official Indiana Main Street Program organizations with funds to carry out projects that recognize women’s history in their communities. The projects should lead to outcomes that are tangible and permanent, and that promote visitation to the Main Street district. Examples of potential projects include:
What to Submit
Part 1: Overview
Part 2: Project Summary
Part 3: Narrative Questions
Part 4: Budget
Part 5: Required Attachments
About the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as the Secretary of Rural Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. For more information, visit ocra.in.gov.
About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn more at www.IndianaHumanities.org.
QUESTIONS? Contact George Hanlin, Director of Grants at Indiana Humanities, email@example.com or call 317-616-9784.
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