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IMPORTANT: Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent to Apply on official letterhead, to the grant coordinator (by email or hard copy) prior to May 8, 2020 in order for the applicant to be eligible to submit a full grant application. Please click here for instructions.

Revenues generated by New Hampshire’s Conservation License Plates, often called “Moose Plates,” help to promote, conserve and protect New Hampshire's natural, cultural, and historic resources. Since 2001, the Conservation License Plate program has contributed to the success of many important projects around New Hampshire, helping to preserve the historic character of our state.

The NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources receives a percentage of the funds raised from the sales of Conservation License Plates. These funds are directed back into communities through grant programs facilitated by the Department’s Divisions. Interested applicants should apply for funding from the Division whose criteria and eligibility requirements best match their project activities.

Arts Conservation License Plate grants fund the conservation of publicly owned artworks, artistic elements of publicly owned facilities that serve as sites for arts programming, projects that improve public access to significant artwork or arts documents, and projects that make historic cultural facilities and the arts programming that takes place in them more accessible to the public.

Please click here for detailed guidelines.

Please note that this application is for Arts Council grants only. Guidelines for the other DNCR Divisions can be found at: 

  • New Hampshire State Library www.nh.gov/nhsl - for the conservation of historic documents
  • New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources  http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr - for the conservation of historic artifacts and properties

 The application deadline for this program is 11:59 PM Friday June 19, 2020.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.