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    $65,000 Available for Agricultural Heritage Projects

    Northeast Iowa –Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA)
    announces its 2008 General Grant program, with $65,000 available to Heritage
    Area applicants. The General Grant program helps communities preserve and
    tell their agricultural heritage, while contributing to the American agricultural

    Eligible grant projects must be located within the Heritage Area and
    provide a 1-1 match to the grant request. Projects may include exhibit
    development, educational programs, interpretation, marketing, signage and event
    programming. Grant applications are available online under the Grant section at Applications are due postmarked June 2, 2008.

    Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a free information session
    on March 4, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Hurstville Interpretive Center in Maquoketa. No registration is required to attend this session.

    Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 37 federally
    designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National
    Park Service. Through the development of a network of sites, programs and
    events, the Heritage Area’s mission is to interpret farm life, agribusiness and
    rural communities – past and present.

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