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Heritage Program Coordinator Mercedes Monteiro Receives Community Award
At Monday's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, state leaders honored King, Sister Ann Keefe, and three local residents for their contributions to the community. Mercedes A. Monteiro, of Providence, received the Community Recognition Award. In her work at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission she assists groups in celebrating their cultures through art and music. "We're very proud of Mercedes and her outstanding work on behalf of multi-cultural communities," said RIHPHC Executive Director Ted Sanderson.  "Mercedes's leadership in recognizing and celebrating diverse cultural heritages fosters mutual understanding among Rhode Islanders." (1/22/15)

rihphc Position available: Senior Historic Preservation Specialist - Grants Coordinator
This position coordinates grant-funded program information and assists in the preparation of RIHPHC's annual Federal grant applications to the National Park Service; prepares reimbursement requests to the U.S. Department of the Interior; reconciles Federal Grant project records and financial reports; and monitors agency compliance with Federal grant requirements and National Park Service program requirements, among other tasks. Click here for the job description and information on how to apply for the position. (1/13/15)
spg Voters restore State Preservation Grants program
On November 4, Rhode Island voters approved Question 5 to fund the Creative and Cultural Economy Bonds which include $5 million for the State Preservation Grants program (SPG) administered by the RIHPHC. State Preservation Grants provide matching grants for capital preservation projects at museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites located in historic structures. RIHPHC is preparing to open a grant round later in 2015. Visit the SPG page for more information. (12/23/14)