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At the State Historical Fund we are committed to providing the highest quality of service. Our dedicated Outreach team is here to help answer any questions you may have and make the process of applying for a grant a positive experience. Whether you are new to our program or a seasoned grant applicant we are always here to assist.
Click here to have an Outreach team member contact you about your potential project.
Draft Application Process
SHF offers draft application reviews prior to an application deadline. We highly encourage applicants to utilize this service.
Draft applications are accepted through the draft function provided in the online application portal. All drafts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of other funding sources available to preservation projects in Colorado.
Grant Writing Resources
The Secretary of the Interior's Standards
All work funded by the State Historical Fund must comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. These principles promote best practices for work on historic properties. There are also specific standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, which you should refer to when applying for an archaeology grant. Your project must be in line with these standards, and your application should explicitly state how your work will comply with them.
Preservation Briefs and Preservation Tech Notes are helpful publications provided by the National Park Service for technical assistance and guidance on preserving historic properties. Most State Historical Fund-sponsored projects will require contractors to understand and implement the techniques described in these documents. Identifying and referencing relevant briefs and tech notes will make your grant application more competitive.
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