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State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications


CONTACT: Jeff Mammenga, Media Coordinator, 605-773-6000, Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us


State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2022. 


Grant forms are available online at https://history.sd.gov/preservation/fundingopportunities.aspx.


The program is designed to encourage large-scale restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties by individuals, organizations, or public agencies, according to Ted Spencer, the South Dakota Historic Preservation Officer, whose historic preservation office administers the program.


Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. The grant amount must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis from nonfederal and non-state sources. Nonprofit organizations will be allowed to use in-kind services for half of their match.


In 2020, $116,250 was distributed among eight projects, which resulted in a total public-private investment, awards, and match of $557,932.


Funding for the program is from Deadwood gaming revenue earmarked by state law for historic preservation projects throughout the state and distributed by the State Historical Society. There are two opportunities to apply for funding annually. The first deadline is Feb. 1 and the second is Oct. 1.


The first round of 2022 applications will be due Feb. 1, 2022.


For information on the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Deadwood Fund grant program, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217; telephone 605-773-3458; email shpo@state.sd.us. For information on membership in the State Historical Society, call 605-773-6000 or email Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us.



About the South Dakota State Historical Society

The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution since 2013, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing, and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.