Grants available for sites that tell story of copper

Grants available for sites that tell story of copper

PAINESDALE — A grant opportunity is now available for sites that tell the story of copper. ABC 10’s Keweenaw Bureau Reporter Rick Allen has the details.

The landscape itself tells the story of copper in the Keweenaw. To preserve those sites and help tell that story, the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission and the National Park Service are offering grants.

The 2016 Keweenaw Heritage Grants will range between $1,000 and $15,000. Up to $150,000 is expected to be available for the program.

The sites must be located within the park or affiliated with an existing Keweenaw Heritage Site. Other locations that will be considered include the Cliff Mine, along Torch Lake or in Painesdale.

Grant applications are available at park headquarters in Calumet or on the park’s website and are due by April 8.
Help in completing the application is available from the park and they strongly encourage interested parties to contact them before beginning the process.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Advisory Commission members and park staff.

Grant awards will be announced by May 1 and grant funds are expected be available to successful applicants by June 1.