The Dubuque Old House Enthusiasts is pleased to announce the 2013 Grant Program. The Dubuque Old House Enthusiasts is a charitable organization promoting historic preservation, conservation, education and awareness.
This funding opportunity is open to area nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designations. Historic preservation efforts must conform to city and federal guidelines for the structure (i.e., if the structure is in a historic district or a locally designated landmark, work must be approved by the city of Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission; if it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places work must comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation). Eligible projects can include bricks and mortar restoration, consultant fees, educational projects, and exhibits relating to historic preservation. The project should start no earlier than April 15 and after the grant is awarded. Project time lines shall not exceed 18 months.
The grant project must be located within the city of Dubuque. The board reserves the right to fund a project that falls outside of those limits under their discretion. Applications are available January 18 online at www.dbqohe.org. Applications have a postmark deadline and/or email deadline of March 6, 2013. Grant winners will be notified by April 15. For more information, contact Chris Happ Olson at DbqOHE.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year the group sponsors the Annual Old House Enthusiast Tour to allow community members and visitors the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate a sample of Dubuque's historic treasures, as well as to promote interest in their preservation. The tour serves as a fundraiser for area historic places and educational materials supported through this grant program. In it's 27th year, the Old House Enthusiast Tour will focus on Dubuque's Historic Millwork District. The tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday May 18 & 19, 2013. The cost is $12 per person for both days and free shuttles run between all the attractions. Purchase tickets at any of the Premier Bank locations after April 1 or purchase at the ticket booth at 10th and Washington during the event. Proceeds from last year's tour helped support the project A City at Work: 1912 & 2012, which is currently on exhibit through St. Patrick's Day at the Dubuque Museum of Art.
Press Release 2013 (PDF)
2013 Grant Application (PDF)
2013 Grant Application (Word)