The Idaho Heritage Trust Awards $214,525 to Preservation Projects Throughout Idaho
BOISE – The Idaho Heritage Trust’s 2021 grant cycle concluded on November 12th with the Board of Trustees approval of $214,525 in grant awards spread across 31 different preservation projects. These Heritage Grants, awarded annually, are the primary way in which IHT supports grassroots efforts to preserve and protect Idaho’s unique history and heritage, ensuring what we all love about Idaho persists for generations to come.
This marked the first grant cycle for our new and improved online portal, which streamlined the process for both grantees and our trustees. Following an organization’s application, a technical review of the proposed project was performed jointly by two of IHT’s Preservation Experts and the State Historic Preservation Office. The Trust’s Regional Volunteer Committees then assessed each project and presented them to our Board of Trustees for approval. We had an abundance of worthy projects this year, and we would like to express a special thanks to our Regional Volunteers and Preservation Experts for their time and input.
The majority of grants awarded by the Idaho Heritage Trust help fund projects in communities of fewer than 5,000 people. “Every granting cycle gives us a chance to make a meaningful impact in every region of our state,” says Chairperson Donna Woolston. “Being able to support projects in both of our cities and some of our smallest, most previous communities each year is a unique opportunity and privilege.” These projects often have an outsized impact on the residents of such communities by creating new jobs, stimulating heritage tourism, increasing civic pride, and providing a unique window into Idaho’s storied past. You can learn more about our programs and past projects on our website, and you can keep find details on this year’s awardees and other interesting aspects of Idaho’s heritage on our Facebook Page. Thank you again to all of our applicants for championing the protection and preservation of Idaho’s heritage.
Idaho Heritage Trust’s Grantee for 2021 included:
Historic Stamp Mill in Brogan Park, Idaho City Historical Foundation, Idaho City – $5,000