Our Grant Types

We offer two grant programs based on the purpose of your project and grant request amount.

Non-Competitive Grants

All non-competitive grants aid in the planning and development of historic preservation and archaeology projects. The State Historical Fund offers six types of non-competitive grants: Archaeological Assessment, Design Planning, Emergency, Historic Structure Assessment, Micro, and Survey Plan. 

Archaeological Assessment

Archaeological Assessment Grants fund initial archaeological data collection and analysis.

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $15,000
Cash Match: 10% for nonprofit/govt.owner, 25% for private owner
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match: 0% for nonprofit/ government owner, 10% for private owner
Application Deadline: Rolling, year-round
Award Announcement: 30 days from submission

Emergency

Emergency Grants are awarded to 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, such as a fire, flood, hail storm, or other act of nature. 

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $15,000
Cash Match: 0% for for nonprofit/govt.owner, 25% for private owner
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match: 10% for private owner
Application Deadline: Rolling, year-round
Award Announcement: 30 days from submission

Historic Structure Assessment

Historic Structure Assessment (HSA) grants are awarded for the sole purpose of preparing a report on the physical condition of a historic building or structure in accordance with a mandatory State Historical Fund assessment scope of work

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $15,000
Cash Match: 10% for nonprofit/govt.owner, 25% for private owner
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match: 0% for nonprofit/ government owner, 10% for private owner
Application Deadline: Rolling, year-round
Award Announcement: 30 days from submission

Micro

The Micro grant supports grass-root preservation efforts. This may encompass any project type which could be applied for as a competitive grant but offers more flexible application timing for smaller-scale projects.

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $5,000
Cash Match: 50% for all applicants
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match: 25% for all applicants
Application Deadline: Rolling, year-round
Award Announcement: 30 days from submission

Planning 

The Planning grant can include any planning documents which will help the project move forward, giving projects more flexibility to prepare for future physical work.

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $15,000
Cash Match: 10% for nonprofit/govt.owner, 25% for private owner
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match: 0% for nonprofit/ government owner
Application Deadline: Rolling, year-round
Award Announcement: 30 days from submission

Survey Plan

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. 

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $15,000
Cash Match: 10% for all applicants
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match: 0% for for all applicants
Application Deadline: Rolling, year-round
Award Announcement: 30 days from submission

 

Competitive Grants

We offer two competitive grants, General and Mini. The grants vary by request amount, application deadline, review process, and award announcement date. We offer Mini grants two to three times annually and General grants once a year.

General 

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $50,001-250,000
Cash Match: 25% for nonprofit/govt.owner, 50% for private owner
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match:0% for applicant organization with an annual operating budget of less than $250,000 and nonprofit/govt. owner, 5% for nonprofit/ government owner, 10% for private owner
Application Deadline: Noon on August 1
Award Announcement: December 1

Mini

Grant Basics

Grant Request Maximum: $50,000
Cash Match: 25% for nonprofit/govt.owner, 50% for private owner
BIPOC Projects** Cash Match:0% for applicant organization with an annual operating budget of less than $250,000 and nonprofit/govt. owner, 5% for nonprofit/ government owner, 10% for private owner
Application Deadline: Next deadline Noon on February 1, 2022*
Award Announcement: March 3, 2022

*contingent on available funds

**Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Projects: A BIPOC project significantly benefits and involves one or more BIPOC communities.