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NEWS RELEASE <br /> December 10, 2019 <br /> MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> 411 NORTH 5T" ST <br /> SHELTON, WA 98584 <br /> (360) 427-9670 EXT. 419 <br /> TO: KMAS, KRXY, SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, THE <br /> OLYMPIAN, SHELTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NORTH MASON <br /> CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CITY OF SHELTON, ECONOMIC <br /> DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE SUN <br /> RE: Mason County Heritage Grant Cycle <br /> The Mason County Commissioners and the Mason County Historic Preservation <br /> Commission are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2020 <br /> annual Mason County Heritage Grant cycle. <br /> On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Mason County Historic <br /> Preservation Commission administers the Mason County Heritage Grant Program to <br /> assist projects that promote the public's access to County history. The program is <br /> funded with a portion of document recording fees collected by the Mason County <br /> Auditor. The allocation of these fees for projects that "promote historical preservation or <br /> historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents" is authorized <br /> under RCW 36.22.170. The revenues accrue to a dedicated fund and may not be used <br /> for any purpose other than those stipulated in the statute. <br /> Grants in amounts up to $500 may be awarded to qualified organizations for <br /> professional development, public education, small capital projects, collections <br /> management, heritage investigations and historic preservation. This is a reimbursement <br /> grant. It is very important that organizations considering application for this grant read <br /> the grant guidelines and other details on the Mason County website: <br /> http://www.co.mason.wa.us/forms/historic/grant_guidelines.pdf <br /> Grant applications are available on The Mason County website: <br /> http://www.co.mason.wa.us/forms/historic/heritage-grant-application.pdf <br /> Proposals can be mailed to the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission, 615 W <br /> Alder Street, Shelton, WA. Applications may also be hand delivered to 615 W Alder <br /> Street, Shelton, WA 98584. All applications need to be received no later than 12:00 PM <br /> January 17, 2020. <br /> Questions should be directed Michael MacSems at 427-9670 ext. 571. <br /> BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> Kevihu R ndy Neathe lin Sharon Task <br /> Chair Commissioner Commissioner <br />