SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and the Division of State History are offering grants for World War I-related research, commemorative events, and the cleaning and restoration of memorials around the state.
Eligible projects for the grants could include public lectures, commemorations and events about Utah and WWI, as well as Memorial Day and Veterans Day events. Additional possibilities include conducting oral histories of the descendants of WWI veterans, transcribing personal records and correspondence, surveying and recognizing WWI veteran gravesites, and cleaning or repairing monuments.
“Even 100 years after it occurred, the impacts of World War I are still felt today,” said Gary Harter, executive director of the veterans and military affairs department, in a statement. “These grants will assist in allowing the war’s significance to be remembered and those who fought it honored.”
The funding range is $500 to $1,500 for events and research. Grants up to $5,000 are available for the cleaning and restoration of WWI memorials. To clean or repair a monument, grantees must work in conjunction with the land title owners. More details on grant requirements can be found at history.utah.gov.