PAWTUCKET – Though the name of the Preservation Society of Pawtucket has changed to the Heritage Alliance of Pawtucket, its Preservation Reward Program remains the same. The Heritage Alliance of Pawtucket will give up to three monetary gifts, at a combined total not exceeding $2,000, for preservation-related projects completed in the city of Pawtucket.

Eligible projects will have been completed in the 18 months prior to Feb. 1. Projects must be viewable by the general public, meaning not internal private property projects. Projects need not be associated with a specific building or place. Digital, archival, or narrative projects will be considered.

Rewards will be given to individuals, non-profit organizations, small businesses, or religious institutions. Applications must be received by the HAP no later than Feb. 1. Applications and supporting materials may be submitted by mail or email. They will be reviewed by the board of directors in February and March and decisions will be made by early April.

Supporting materials should include photographs (before and after), project outline, description of historical relevance, and a summary of what the project contributes to the community. This reward program will be funded by the Elizabeth J. Johnson Endowment Fund, established to support history research and preservation efforts in Pawtucket.

Project examples are:

Restoration – using materials to restore a building’s exterior appearance (form, features, character) as closely as possible to the time when it was built.

Rehabilitation – compatible use of a building through repairs and alterations while preserving significant historical and original architectural features.

Preservation – preservation of historic resources or creating interpretations of historic sites.

Preservation service – participation in activities that promote awareness of preservation needs in Pawtucket.

Stewardship – demonstrating dedication to the long-term care of an historic property or resource by reducing or eliminating future threats.

The application for the program can be downloaded at www.heritagepawtucket.org.

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