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DCA awards nearly $600,000 for 27 historic preservation and country school projects in 22 Iowa communities

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it has awarded $595,922 to 27 historic preservation and country school projects in 22 communities across the state.

Awarded through the Historical Resource Development Program and the Country School Grant Program, the grants cover a wide range of projects, including Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, the Calkins Nature Area Museum Displays in Iowa Falls and the Goldenrod Schoolhouse in Clarinda.

The Country School Grant Program provides grants for the preservation and maintenance of Iowa’s one- and two-room country schools. The funds also may be used for interpreting the history of country schools or for educational activities that take place within them. The Country School program was created in 1999 and has awarded about $225,000 in funding for more than 50 projects across the state.

HRDP and Country School grants are funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP) which was passed by the Iowa General Assembly in 1989. Local government units, nonprofit corporations, individuals, businesses and American Indian tribes are eligible to submit applications. Projects funded in this grant cycle must be completed by Nov. 30, 2018. The HRDP and Country School programs are administered by the State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

The list of 2016 HRDP and Country School grants announced today follows:

 West Union

Program/Category: Country Schools/Historic Preservation

Applicant Name: Friends of Dover #4 School

Project Title: Restoration of Dover #4 One Room Country School

Grant: $1,000

 

Project Summary: The funds received from this grant will be used to preserve and restore the interior of Dover #4, a historic one-room rural country school that is on its original site. The goal of this project is to have the school available for Iowa history classes for local schools. The school will also provide a community center for educational and social activities for Dover Township. Historic buildings help people develop perceptions of culture and identity. People learn from the past and the accomplishments of ancestors. This historic building is a valuable resource that requires restoration and protection because it is important for the future.

The grant was written by Donna Story and Terry Landsgaard is the Local Project Director.

 

Other cities to be awarded grants were: Cedar Rapids, Clarinda, Davenport, Decorah, Denison, Des Moines, Dubuque, Eldridge, Garnavillo, Homestead, Iowa City, Iowa Falls, Kalona, Keokuk, Marengo,

 Mason City, Moravia, Mount Vernon, Palmyra, Sioux City, and Winterset.

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