Acquisition and Development Grants

Acquisition and development projects involve stabilization, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or the acquisition of a property or site. The program offers a funding up to $200,000 per applicant, per grant cycle. 

These grant types include physical work on buildings such as schools, town halls, and county courthouses, as well as structures such as bridges, trestles, and objects such as rolling stock. All grant-funded treatments must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

For more information and guidance about acquisition and development projects, please refer to our Grant Application Guide.

Garden Park School

Garden Park School


Historic designation of the resource at the local, state, or national level at the time of application is required for Acquisition and Development grants. Find more information about the designation process, click here.

Archaeological monitoring must be included in any project that involves ground disturbance (breaking ground) unless otherwise determined by HC-SHF staff.

Property protections may be placed on properties receiving HC-SHF grants. The type of owner and the amount of cumulative grant funds received determine the period and form (agreement, covenant, or easement) required to protect the property from alterations that would affect its historic character. The protections require that any proposed changes to the property must first receive approval from HC-SHF staff or the easement holding company.

For more information on property protections, contact Property Protections Coordinator Korbin Pugh at 303-866-2797 or

Forms and Sample Grants

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Please read the State Historical Fund Application Guide for tips on how to complete the application form.  If you have a slower internet connection, please be patient when filling out the application fields, navigating between application tabs, and uploading documents.

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For more information about acquisition and development grants or to get additional reference materials, contact our Outreach Staff at 303-866-2825 or email us at

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