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Historic Preservation Office Announces 2021 Heritage Project Grant

Historic Preservation Office Announces 2021 Heritage Project Grant


March 1, 2021



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@ci.tacoma.wa.us, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications,
msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051


Historic Preservation Office Announces 2021 Heritage Project Grant


The 2021 Heritage Project Grant applications are available now through Friday, April 30, 2021 at the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office web page.


"Our goal with the Heritage Project Grant Program is to support projects that increase public awareness and access to Tacoma's history," said Historic Preservation Officer Reuben McKnight. "We especially hope to see projects that give a voice to stories or groups that have been historically underrepresented." 

Eligible applicants include non-profits and public and educational institutions. Applicants may apply for an award between $1,000 and $10,000 for their project. This is a matching grant with a total of $50,000 in total funds to be granted. The grant requires that applicants demonstrate matching funding for proposed projects, and cannot fund general operating expenses.


A public grant information session will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For meeting details and the link, visit cityoftacoma.org/HeritageGrant.


All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the details for grant funding.

Funding can be used for exhibitions, workshops, events or educational activities, development and production of interpretive materials, professional services required to research a historical publication or register nomination, documentation of an artifact or historical site, a site assessment, conservation materials, and, in some limited cases, capacity building for organizations with heritage as their primary mission. Activities receiving heritage funding my be one-time events or a small number of events that are closely related, or may also be an ongoing program or neighborhood public history project.


To find out more about the grant or to download an application, go to cityoftacoma.org/HeritageGrant or email Lauren Hoogkamer, Assistant Historic Preservation Officer at LHoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5254.


To learn more about grant details and for a list of past recipients, please visit cityoftacoma.org/HeritageGrant.