PIERRE — The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2020.

Grant forms are available online at https://history.sd.gov/preservation/fundingopportunities.aspx.

The program is designed to encourage large-scale restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties by individuals, organizations or public agencies, according to Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society, whose historic preservation office administers the program.

Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. The grant amount must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis from nonfederal and non-state sources. Nonprofit organizations will be allowed to use in-kind services for one-half of their match.

In 2018, $117,000 was distributed among 10 projects, which had matching funds of $580,106. This resulted in a total public-private investment of $697,106.

Funding for the program is from Deadwood gaming revenue earmarked by state law for historic preservation projects throughout the state and distributed by the State Historical Society.

The first round of 2020 applications will be due Feb. 1, 2020.

For more information on the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Deadwood Fund grant program, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217; telephone 605-773-3458; e-mail shpo@state.sd.us.

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