Project Funding Sources
Possible Funding Sources for Cannery Projects
There are limited granting opportunities for humanities and preservation projects, and most require a 1:1 match. That means that half of your project expenses must come from another source (which can include in-kind and/or volunteer time). Some sources for grants can be found below. In this line of work, it is important to think creatively when it comes to project funding. Through partnerships, lots of fantastic work can be accomplished. For example, work with your city or borough to advance projects, partner with marine scientists and fisheries groups to access funds typically used for the sciences, and ask businesses and corporations to sponsor projects.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Certified Local Governments (If your city is a Certified Local Government, it is eligible for preservation grants made available through the State of Alaska’s Office of History and Archaeology)
The CIRI Foundation Heritage Grants (Cook Inlet Regional Corporation Foundation)
NOAA Preserve America Initiative (This is an internal grant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that requires partnering directly with a NOAA agency to advance a project)
National Park Service Maritime Heritage Grants