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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.
For more information and guidance about acquisition and development projects, please refer to our Grant Application Guide.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.