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Our Grant Programs
Non- Competitve Grants
The State Historical Fund's non-competitive grants may be submitted at any time of the year and are for smaller amounts of money than the competitive grants.
Historic Structure Assessment (HSA) Grants provide funds for the sole purpose of preparing a report on the physical condition of a historic building or structure.
Archaeological Assessment Grants provide funds for the collection and evaluation of archaeological information for creating a plan for additional work, site preservation and/or interpretation.
Survey Plan Grants create a comprehensive document to help communities assess the current state of their survey documentation and make informed decisions regarding future architectural survey projects.
Emergency Grants provide assistance to significant resources that are in imminent danger of being lost, demolished, or seriously damaged, and when the threat is sudden and unexpected.
The SHF competitive grant application deadlines are typically every April 1 and October 1. There are two levels of funding: mini-grants provide support of up to $35,000 and big grants are for projects requesting from $35,001 up to $200,000.
Acquisition and Development Grants involve stabilization, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or the acquisition of a property or site.
Archaeology Grants encompass all archaeological projects—from archaeology site identification to site management and interpretation.
Education Grants fund eligible projects that concern historic preservation such as videos, interpretive signage, brochures, books, websites, walking tours, conferences, field schools, curriculum planning and development, and other programs.
Survey and Planning Grants involve the identification, documentation, evaluation, designation, and planning for the protection of significant historic buildings, structures, sites, and districts.
Outreach Assistance is available to every potential grant applicant. We highly recommend you contact outreach staff early in your application process to assist you in preparing a competitive application.
Our SHF Forms Library is where you will find all application forms and helpful samples in one place.
Manage Your Grant
Grant Recipient Resources
You received a State Historical Fund (SHF) grant. What now? SHF grants contract staff are here to help grant recipients manage their grant. Find submittal forms, instructions and other forms needed to manage SHF grants.
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