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Heritage Grant Program

Background

The Thurston County Heritage Grant Program provides resources to assist in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Thurston County’s heritage.  On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Thurston County Historic Commission administers the Thurston County Heritage Grant Program  to assist projects that promote the public’s access to County history.

The program is funded with a portion of document recording fees collected by the Thurston County Auditor.  The allocation of these fees for projects that “promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents” is authorized under RCW 36.22.170.  The revenues accrue to a dedicated fund and may not be used for any purposes other than those stipulated in the statute.

2014 Thurston County Heritage Grant ProgramNaumann House in Tumwater

2014 Heritage Grant Applications will be accepted July 15, 2013 through August 30, 2013.

How to apply:

  • Grant Program Guidelines: Review the Guidelines for information on eligibility, application process, review process and additional helpful information
  • Application Form: The form may be filled out online or printed and filled out by hand.  Download the latest Adobe Reader to allow you to save information you have typed into the form.
        PDF version
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  • Submit the following:
    • ONE signed original and 5 copies.  If support materials are needed (as described on page one of the application form), submit one original and 5 copies.
    • The application deadline for 2014 is August 30, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.  Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Permit Assistance Center by this date.  The Permit Assistance Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
    • Mail / deliver application packets to:

      Thurston County Heritage Grant Program
      Building One, Second Floor, Permit Assistance Center
      2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
      Olympia, WA 98502-1045
  • Staff Contacts:

Awards Granted for 2014

The Thurston County Historic Commission received and ranked nine applications for 2014 historic preservation grants. All nine organizations were awarded various amounts of grant funding for 2014 as listed below

  • Olympia Tumwater Foundation - Pilot project for school field trips to Tumwater Historic District.  $5,000
  •  Bigelow House Preservation Association - Gothic bedroom restoration. $5,000
  • Delphi Community Club - Schoolhouse re-roof. $5000
  • Lacey Museum - Purchase of Past Perfect Museum software and multimedia upgrade.  $1,004
  • Rainier Historical Society - Renovation of two rooms and entry of the historic Rainier School.  $5,000
  • Sand Man Foundation - Renovate electric charging system, manufacture and install ground tack system and roof repair.  $4,940
  • City of Olympia - Heritage Commission alley naming/improvement project.  $5,000
  • City of Tenino - Kiosk signage and historical mural.  $4,970
  • Old Brewhouse Foundation - Old Brewhouse History Mobile.  $5,000

Contact Us

Cami Petersen, Land Use Clerk, Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW Olympia, WA  98502.  Phone: (360) 754-3355 ext. 6348.  Fax: (360) 754-2939. TDD: (360) 754-2933. E-mail: peterscs@co.thurston.wa.us

 

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