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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.

2020 Phase II Thurston County Heritage Grant ProgramNaumann House in Tumwater

2020 Phase II Heritage Grant Applications will be accepted October 17, 2019 through November 04, 2019. 2020 Phase I applicants are not eligible to apply for Phase II.

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
        Word version
  • Heritage Grant Program Contract: Applicants who receive a grant award will sign a contract.
  • 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 2020 Phase II is November 04, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Building Development Center by this date.  The Building Development Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
    • Mail / deliver application packets to:

      Thurston County Heritage Grant Program
      Building One, Second Floor, Building Development Center
      2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
      Olympia, WA 98502-1045

2020 Thurston County History Book Grant Program

2020 History Book Grant Applications will be accepted October 17, 2019 through November 04, 2019.

How to apply:

  • Book 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
        Word version
  • Heritage Grant Program Contract: Applicants who receive a grant award will sign a contract.
  • 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 2020 Phase II is November 04, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Building Development Center by this date.  The Building Development Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
    • Mail / deliver application packets to:

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

2019 Heritage Grant Application Summary

Awards Granted for 2019

The Thurston County Historic Commission received and ranked eight applications for 2019 historic preservation grants. Six projects were awarded various amounts of grant funding for 2019 as listed below

  • Olympia Film Society - Capitol Theater Roof, Window and Awning Restoration -  $5,000
  • City of Lacey / Lacey Museum - Lacey Leader Photographs Preservation & Access Project- $5,000
  • Olympia Tumwater Foundation - Archive HVAC Replacement - $5,000
  • The Sand Man Foundation - 2019 Deck & Dry Dock Rot Repairs - $5.000
  • City of Rainier - Rainier School / Zion Lutheran Church Project - $5,000
  • NW Institute for Leadership & Change - Thurston County Oral Black History Project 1950-1975 - $5,000
  • YWCA Olympia - YWCA Historic Preservation Project / Archive Project Phase 2 - $2,000

Contact Us

Sonja Cady, Land Use Clerk. Phone: 360-867-2117. Fax: 360-754-2939. TTY/TDD call 711 or 1-800-833-6388  Email: sonja.cady@co.thurston.wa.us.  Address: Thurston County Historic Commission, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Second Floor, Olympia, WA 98502.

 

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