The Suffolk County Historical Society announced Wednesday it will begin offering stipends of up to $500 for local history organizations to help finance the cost of future exhibitions, publications and special projects.
Funds for the stipends, which the Suffolk County Historical Society is referring to as “History Alive” grants, are being provided by Heart For Art, a non-profit group that selected the Suffolk County Historical Society to administer History Alive incentives.
The grants will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout 2014, the Suffolk County Historical Society said.
“Local history groups do so much with so little,” said Kathryn Curran, executive director of the Suffolk County Historical Society. “It is wonderful that funds are now available to offset costs and to encourage grassroots history groups to take on the new challenges of engaging in community outreach.”
To apply for a stipend, local history groups must include proof of non-profit status and write a one-page proposal describing a new project and its need for funds. Pictures and represtantative brochures, if available, should also be included.
“We have tried to make the application process as simple as possible,” Ms. Curran said. “We want to hear from the local historical societies.”
Applications can be mailed to:
Kathryn M. Curran
Suffolk County Historical Society
300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901