Alaska Department of Natural Resources - Maritime Heritage Preservation
- Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
- Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Maximum Grant Amount
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Office of History and Archaeology, is accepting applications to the Alaska Maritime Heritage Preservation Program.
There are two grant types available:
For projects that advance Alaska's maritime heritage through public education for a wide audience and at least one of the following elements:
- Identify, document, and evaluate archaeological and historic marine resources;
- Research, record, and plan for marine resource preservation;
- Acquire historic marine properties for preservation purposes; or
- Repair, rehabilitate, stabilize, or maintain historic maritime resources with limited reconstruction or other capital improvements per the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation and Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation Projects.
Eligible project examples include but are not limited to surveys that identify localized marine resources, National Register nominations, feasibility studies, architectural and engineering services, and acquisition of marine resources for preservation purposes.
For projects that advance Alaska's maritime heritage through public education and at least one of the following elements:
- Curation, interpretation, and public access to collections;
- Planning, developing, interpreting, and maintaining definable geographic areas encompassing one or more cultural and historic themes expressed through the area's remaining historic maritime properties;
- Developing and implementing waterborne-experience programs that include instruction and hands-on participation;
- Participatory programs interpreting current scholarship to enhance public understanding and appreciation of Alaska maritime history;
- Activities designed to encourage preserving traditional maritime skills and teach continuing generations those skills, techniques, and methodologies, or
- minor improvements to existing educational facilities and exhibit spaces of maritime museums, organizations, or historical societies.
Eligible project examples include but are not limited to participatory archaeology, treatment of and access to maritime collections, interpretive signage, walking tours, podcasts, oral histories, story maps, exhibitions, lecture series, poetry readings, storytelling, public demonstrations, shipwright workshops, art classes, sea shanties, and minor improvements to existing educational facilities and exhibit spaces.
A 1:1 grant match is required. Match may be in the form of cash or in-kind donations of time, goods, or services.
Preservation Grants: $10,000 - $50,000
Educatoin Grants: $5,000 - $50,000
An application information session will be held via Microsoft Teams on September 21 at 1:00 pm. Please register to attend.
State governments, cultural and academic institutions, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, local governments, and Tribes throughout Alaska's varied geographic and cultural regions.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 8/7/2023
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