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New Hampshire

January 30, 2013

N.H. accepts 'moose plate' grant applications

The New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources recently announced it is accepting applications for its Conservation License Plate Grant Programs — also called “Moose Plate” grants — through April 26.

The department receives a percentage of funds raised from the sales of conservation license plates each year and sends it directly back into communities through grant programs facilitated by the department’s three divisions: the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the State Council on the Arts.

While the projects funded by each division have specific requirements, all focus on awarding grants to projects that involve restoration, preservation, and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage.

Department of Cultural Resources Conservation License Plate Grant Programs have funded a wide variety of projects, including restoring window and door frames at Dorchester’s Historic District School House Museum; conserving, microfilming and digitizing Nelson Town Records from the years 1802 to 1885; and renovating Nashua’s Hunt Building for ADA compliance.

More information about each division’s specific grant program is available at nh.gov/nhculture/grants.htm.

New Hampshire’s Conservation License Plates help conserve the state’s natural, historical and cultural heritage.

Since 2001, the Conservation License Plate program has contributed to the ongoing success of more than 150 projects around New Hampshire.

All funds raised through the purchase of Conservation License Plates are used for the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire’s natural, cultural and historic resources.

For more information about the Moose Plate Program, including how to purchase a moose plate, visit mooseplate.com.

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