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					HISTORIC SITES INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION FUND
A. APPLICATION COVER SHEET
1. Site Name
2. Project Director
   Name
   Mailing Address
   City, State, and Zip Code
   Work telephone                                                Fax
   Email
3. Grant type:
       mini-grant ($1,000 or less)                        standard grant
4. Project title:
5. Project description:
In one or two paragraphs, provide a brief overview of the project and its goals, including its format(s), the main
messages, primary audience(s), and completion date. Clearly identify the products, services, or deliverables (e.g.,
report, exhibit, lecture, training, sign).



6. Project funding
   Total project costs                            $
   Historic Site contribution                   -$
   IE Fund request                                $
7. This project has received or is applying for funding from other National Trust grant programs:
      no                                               yes (year:        ; source:         )
8. Application: Prepare application according to the current guidelines and attach to cover sheet.
9. Certification: By signing and submitting this application, the organization agrees to the policies and
    guidelines of the Interpretation and Education Fund, including adoption of a written strategic plan and
    compliance with National Trust standards and practices.

PROJECT DIRECTOR                                      SITE DIRECTOR’S APPROVAL (if different)

 ________________________________________              __________________________________________
Signature                                             Signature
Name                                                  Name
Date                                                  Date




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B. PROJECT NARRATIVE (one page maximum)
Provide a detailed description of the project, including the appropriateness of the project for the Site, with one-inch
margins and at least 11-point type, not to exceed one page. Please remember that the application will be reviewed
by persons who may not be familiar with the Site, but have a professional knowledge of American history and
historic site interpretation. Along with a description of the project, therefore, the narrative should include a brief
description of the Site and its mission.




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C. PROJECT ELEMENTS (three pages maximum)
1. Content: What are the Site’s significant humanities topics or themes? How will the project strengthen their
interpretation to or impact on the Site’s audiences?


2. Audience: How many people will the project serve? Who are the project’s intended, target, or ultimate
audience(s) and how it will reach or expand the Site’s current audience(s)?


3. Methods: What interpretive methods or approaches will be used in the project? How will it/they engage the
target audience(s) effectively? For exhibits, describe the materials or construction. For research projects, describe
how the results will be incorporated into the Site’s interpretation.


4. Resources: Does the project team or consultant(s) have the appropriate the expertise, experience, and skills for
this project? How does the project use, develop, or extend the resources and assets of the Site or National Trust?


5. Planning and Implementation: How will the project’s planning and implementation be organized? What
major steps or phases are anticipated, how much time will each take, and who will be responsible?


6. Priority:
Which of the following Interpretation and Education Fund priorities are addressed by this project:
             Engagement: Building a Million Strong Preservation Nation
             Stewardship: Saving Places that Matter
             Heritage Education

Which of the following types of written and adopted plans are addressed by this project:
            Strategic or Long-Range Plan
            Interpretive or Educational Programming Plan
            Marketing or Communications Plan
            Other:

How does the project fulfill the priorities, goals, or objectives of the IE Fund or the Site?


7. Acknowledgement: How will the project acknowledge the support of the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the National Trust for Historic Preservation?




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D. PROJECT COSTS (one page maximum)
Complete the form to explain the anticipated major expenses for the project. You may replace this page with your
own budget, however, it should match this format and not exceed one page. For unusual, detailed, or major
expenses (over $1000), include an explanation in the application narrative or as part of the supporting documents.
Not eligible are expenses for staff salaries; visitor admission or registration fees; general operations (e.g.,
overhead, maintenance, utilities, insurance); endowment; capital improvements; renovation, restoration,
rehabilitation, or construction; acquisition of historic artifacts for collections; preserving or cataloguing
collections; purchasing major equipment (over $1000); fulfilling degree requirements; research not directly related
to improving education and interpretation at the site; and fictional works, such as novels or plays, even if they are
based on historical subjects. Be sure all expenses can be documented with a receipt or invoice.

 EXPENSES                                                                    IE FUND             SITE       TOTAL
 STAFF SALARIES, WAGES, AND BENEFITS (optional)
 Project Director                                                           not eligible         $           $
 Other site staff                                                           not eligible         $           $

 CONSULTANT(S): attach qualifications (1 page maximum per person)
                                                                               $                 $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $


 TRAVEL
 Transportation                                                                $                 $           $
 Lodging                                                                       $                 $           $
 Meals                                                                         $                 $           $

 EQUIPMENT (long term use)
                                                                               $                 $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $


 SUPPLIES/MATERIALS (short term use)
                                                                               $                 $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $


 OUTSIDE SERVICES
                                                                               $                 $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $


 OTHER COSTS
 Administrative overhead                                                    not eligible         $           $
                                                                                $                $           $
                                                                               $                 $           $


 GRAND TOTALS                                                                  $                 $           $

Source(s) of Site’s contribution of funds:
   general operations                                  donations (already received or pledged)
   earned income or fees                               donations (to be raised)
   other:


E. ATTACHMENTS (four 8½” x 11” pages maximum)
   Statement of qualifications for each consultant or team member.
   Supporting documents to demonstrate the feasibility and appropriateness of the project.




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