The Historic Preservation Education Foundation recently closed its Spring 2017 Partners in Training call for proposals. Since 2014, the initiative has provided grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 to projects based in the United States that further HPEF’s mission of providing training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology.
Partners in Training was developed partly in response to cuts in public funding for preservation skills training. It seeks to replicate the success HPEF has enjoyed working with other U.S. educational institutions and organizations that share its passion for the technical aspects of preservation. With Partners in Training support, local, regional, and national preservation nonprofits, a community college, and a university preservation program have organized a variety of projects dealing with the preservation of adobe, masonry, and millwork, treating traditional cultural properties, and scanning historic building product catalogs. Past grant recipients andcompleted projects.
HPEF invites educational institutions and nonprofit organizations based in the United States to submit training proposals that address specialized topics associated with technical aspects of preservation projects. The program goals are to support technical preservation training and education, to continue the organization’s history of partnering with educational institutions and organizations, and to leverage HPEF’s organizational experience to support new and unique training opportunities. Decisions for the Spring 2017 Call for Proposals will be announced on/about June 1, 2017. It is expected that the next Call for Proposals (Fall 2017) will be released in mid-July.
Additional information, including complete application guidelines, can be found here: Partners in Training.