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Silos & Smokestacks Offers Free Information Session on Grant Programs

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is hosting a free
grant information session on Tuesday, February 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Silos
& Smokestacks’ office, 604 Lafayette Street, Suite 202, downtown Waterloo.

SSNHA offers three grant programs to help the region tell and preserve their stories of
American Agriculture. General Grants help fund agricultural related projects in the Heritage
Area; Bus Grants assist schools in the Heritage Area with the transportation costs associated
with field study trips; and Internship Grants provides college students with internship
opportunities at designated SSNHA sites.

All potential grant applicants are encouraged to attend this informational session to learn
about the SSNHA Grant Programs. Attendees will learn the purpose and requirements of
each program, as well as how to make a successful proposal.

“This is a great opportunity to discuss your current or future projects directly with Silos &
Smokestacks’ staff,” commented Don Short, SSNHA President. “Past projects have ranged
from agricultural exhibits to a documentary telling the story of the Ioway Indians.”

No registration or cost is required to attend this event. Grant applications are available under
the Grant section at www.silosandsmokestacks.org.

SSNHA is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is Affiliated Area of
the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of
Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a
network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness, and rural
communities—past and present.

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