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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

    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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