In partnership with the Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation will be holding a workshop in September in Ellensburg for people interested in two statewide grant programs the department administers, according to a news release from the trust.

The free workshops will be for anyone wishing to learn more about both the Heritage Barn Initiative and the Historic Cemetery Preservation Program. The Washington Trust will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the process for completing application documents.

The workshops will be at the Kittitas Valley Event Center Armory Building A, on Sept. 23:

n 6 to 7 p.m., Historic Cemetery Grants.

n 7 to 8 p.m., Heritage Barn Grants.

The Heritage Barn Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register in 2007, a statewide list of historically significant barns, and owners of designated Heritage Barns are once again eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects.

The Historic Cemetery Preservation Program is intended to honor veterans and support the ongoing preservation of historic cemeteries through funding for capital projects. Approximately $900,000 is available to be granted through both programs; $450,000 for each. Both initiatives are programs of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

The deadline to submit applications for both grant programs is Oct. 23. Applications and more information for each program can be accessed through the DAHP website. For a full list of statewide workshops go to the Washington Trust website. Anyone unable to attend a workshop in their area is encouraged to contact the Washington Trust for more information about these programs.


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