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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.

Such projects may include:

  • Internships
  • Conducting Workshops or Conferences
  • Small Physical Projects
  • Investigation



Request Amount: Up to $5,000

Cash Match: 50% for all applicants

BIPOC Projects* Cash Match: 25% for all applicants

Example 1: Your Project Total = $8000. $4,000 Grant Request, $4,000 Cash Match

Example 2: Your Project Total = $15,000. $5,000 Grant Request, $10,000 Cash Match

Designation (if applicable): If the project includes physical work, then a National, State or Local designation is required prior to application. Other designation requirements may apply depending on the nature of the project.

Property Protections: Property protections may be placed on properties receiving grants for physical work. The type of owner and the cumulative amount of grant funds received to determine the length (in years) and type (covenant or easement) required to protect the property from alterations that would affect its historic character. For more information on property protections, contact Property Protections Coordinator.

Budget: Line items must denote all the direct costs of the project such as contractual services or travel costs. Budgets must contain a calculation or reference a proposal document that contains a calculation that shows how the budget amount has been derived.

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Grant administration
  • Contingency

Application Deadlines: Year-round

Award Announcement Dates: Applicants are notified within 30-45 days of submitting a complete application. If additional material or information is needed from the applicant, this may be longer. If awarded, the contracting process can take up to a month before the project can begin. If funding is no longer available within the current fiscal year, an approved application will be put in a queue for funding at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

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

Forms and Samples

Before You Apply

  • Read our Guidebook for all program requirements. The Guidebook was last updated in February 2024.
  • Read the "How to Apply: Micro Grant" document on how to complete the application form.


Ready to Apply?

Visit our Applicant Portal to create an applicant account and complete an application.


Contact our Engagement Staff or email us at hc_shf@state.co.us.