Press Release

Over $4.3 million in historic preservation grants awarded across Colorado

DENVER (September 20, 2016)—The History Colorado State Historical Fund is awarding $4,355,936 in 31 grants for historic preservation projects in communities across the state. These grants include funding for restoration, rehabilitation, planning, assessment, stabilization, and education projects that will have a positive impact on Colorado’s economy and heritage.

“Colorado is a national leader in historic preservation, and these grants demonstrate that commitment to history, community, and healthy local economies,” said Cynthia Nieb, Director of the State Historical Fund. “Our grant program empowers Coloradans to protect their past and to build the future of their communities.”

This round includes grants for a wide variety of important historic preservation projects, including:

  • Exterior restoration and roof replacement for the Pagosa Springs Waterworks Building
  • Grave marker restoration at the Columbia Cemetery in Boulder
  • Masonry rehabilitation of the McAllister House Museum in Colorado Springs
  • Funding for the 2017-2018 Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit, a field-focused education program for kids

The grants will go to projects in the following counties: Archuleta, Bent, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Garfield, Gunnison, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Montezuma, Ouray, Park, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Pueblo, and Delta.

The deadline for the next round of grant applications is October 3 at 11:59 p.m. Anyone working on a historic preservation project in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is encouraged to apply. For a complete list of funded preservation projects or to contact State Historical Fund staff about the grants program, visit