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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has awarded a total of $90,110 for projects and scholarships that preserve and promote Iowa history.
The awards are funded through the department's Certified Local Government program, which encourages governmental partnerships, provides training and technical assistance, and supports preservation of historic resources at the local level. Iowa’s Certified Local Government program is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and is administered by the State Historic Preservation Office in conjunction with the National Park Service. The program was established as an amendment to the National Historic Preservation Act in 1980.
The City of Newton was awarded a $12,500 grant to be used to host the 2019 Preserve Iowa Summit in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office. During the summit, the city’s preservation success and challenges will be showcased. The summit will include breakout sessions, tours, an awards ceremony and exhibit hall.
Contact Erin Chambers at the City of Newton for more information, email@example.com or 641-791-0827, ext. 25.
Other grant recipients include Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Lisbon, Mt. Vernon, Sac City and Waterloo.
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa - State Office of Media Production, and the State Historical Society of Iowa – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowa to be recognized as a state that fosters creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations. Visit iowaculture.gov for more details.