Monday, December 29, 2008

CPA to apply for grant for expanded field services, seeking matching funds

Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) is applying for a $72,500 challenge grant to expand its field services, and needs to raise an equal amount in matching funds by May to make the application more competitive.

The Partners in the Field challenge grant, disbursed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation,
allows local and statewide preservation organizations to expand their human and capital capacities, allowing them to save more historic properties.

Grants range from between $60,000 and $150,000, and are paid over a period of three years.

If CPA receives the grant, it plans to expand their community outreach programs, launch new initiatives, hold more programs and workshops, and provide more assistance to individuals and local governments.

CPA will be notified if its was successful no later than February 17.

Funding for Partners in the Field was made available by a $5 million challenge gift from the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

This is the program's second round. First round grants were awarded in February 2008.