The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in its tradition of celebrating the region’s unique cultural heritage, announced that it will offer matching grants to Essex County organizations through its 2013 Partnership Grant Program. Recognizing the importance of providing seed money during financially challenging times, Essex Heritage will award $1,500 grants to ten organizations that steward the region's nationally significant heritage.
Essex Heritage is currently accepting online applications from municipalities and qualified nonprofit organizations whose projects support Essex Heritage's mission to preserve and promote the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area. Applicants have until Sunday, February 17 to apply in one of three categories:
- Education: Create or further develop educational opportunities for youth
- Interpretation: Increase awareness and understanding of the region’s heritage
- Preservation: Preserve or enhance historic structures, landscapes and cultural resources
Detailed information about the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program, including application materials and guidelines, can be found at www.essexheritage.org/partnershipgrants.
“Essex Heritage is pleased to once again offer grants to local organizations that foster collaboration in our region and help us promote the region’s unique resources,” said Annie C. Harris, Essex Heritage Executive Director. “Over the 15-year life of the program we have provided grants to every community in Essex County – something we are proud of. And, now, more than ever, we recognize that many organizations need seed money for noteworthy projects that preserve and promote our cultural heritage.”