Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grant Opportunity for Maine's Cultural Venues

Tourism Cares is offering nonprofit, tax-exempt public charities the opportunity to submit letters of inquiry for projects to conserve, preserve, or restore a site, and/or educate visitors. Funding requests may include brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects or educational programs that enhance interpretation of the site.

The site for which an organization is requesting funding must be a tourism-related site with actual visitation (not projected future visitation) and must be a cultural, historic, or natural site of exceptional significance, defined as "critical to the interpretation of the local area, or essential to the maintenance of the history or culture of local indigenous peoples."

Organization must be classified as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, or be a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe. Up to six grants of up to $10,000 will be provided through this round of funding. Visit the Tourism Cares Web site for complete program guidelines, application procedures, and the letter of inquiry form.

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