Although our nation has made much progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and we can now all start to see a guiding light at the end of the tunnel, it will still be several months before lighthouse visitation picks up to near-normal levels and for some organizations that may not happen until the 2022 season. The Board of Directors of the U.S. Lighthouse Society has therefore unanimously agreed to once again defer the normal cycle of grants and to instead offer our support and assistance with $1,000 grants to help with your operations during another tough year.
Eligibility for the grant consists simply of being a current non-profit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for preservation, care and public visitation of a historic lighthouse in the United States, including its territories, etc. The deadline for submitting a letter is February 26. More details are available here.
In this short special edition of Light Hearted, USLHS President Mike Vogel and Executive Director Jeff Gales discuss the emergency grant program.
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Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org