Transportation/ Industrial Artifact Conservation
This category assists with the preservation or restoration of transportation and industrial artifacts that have a distinctive and significant connection to Alberta's history. It means being the first artifact of its kind, the last remaining, the best example, or having a direct association with a key historic event or figure. It must have been built in Alberta or had a long period of continuous use within the province. The applicant must establish the special significance of the artifact to Alberta.
Only registered societies, public institutions, or municipalities are eligible to apply.
Projects are assessed based on the heritage significance of the artifact, ability of the proponent to conduct the work, public accessibility and the grant program's budget.
Assistance is restricted to costs associated with the restoration of artifacts and not for artifact purchase, engine maintenance or total reproduction.
Grant recipients will be asked to sign a Grant Funding Agreement. They may be required to enter into agreements that prohibit a funded artifact from leaving Alberta. Exceptions can be made for certain travelling exhibits.
Eligible project costs include cash expenditures and the value of in-kind donations (labour, services, materials or equipment) for conservation work. Grants up to 50% of eligible costs may be awarded. Applicant contribution may be in the form of cash and in-kind donations.
Grants are paid upon submission of invoices/receipts of expenses for completed work and upon inspection and approval of the work by a Heritage Conservation Adviser. The maximum grant is a one-time matching grant of $25,000.
To claim grants, grant recipients are asked to submit claim forms with invoices/receipts of eligible expenses. Print the Record of Cash Expenditures form and the Donated Labour, Services, Materials, Equipment form.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator.
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