Press Release

$3,779,472 awarded by the State Historical Fund to preserve Colorado’s incredible history

DENVER, Colo. (February 13, 2018) ━The History Colorado State Historical Fund continues to preserve the past while investing in the future with $3,779,472 across 23 grants awarded through a competitive application process. The grants are awarded to nonprofit groups and local governments for historic preservation and archaeology projects with strong public benefit.

“Every grant round, the State Historical Fund receives incredible applications showcasing how much the people of Colorado care about their historic assets and the positive economic impact of preservation,” said Tim Stroh, AIA, Director of the State Historical Fund. “The grants we’re awarding will go to historic preservation projects throughout the state to empower communities to care for their unique historic resources.”

This grant round features many notable projects, including:

  • $200,000 for replacement of the National Western Stadium Arena roof

  • $102,767 for archaeological & biogeographical research at La Botica Site

  • $200,000 for the interior and exterior preservation of the Eads School Gym

  • $200,000 for the rehabilitation of the Paris Mill in Park County

  • $193,361 for the rehabilitation of the S.P.M.D.T.U Concilio Superior in Antonito

The State Historical Fund was established by the 1990 constitutional amendment legalizing gambling in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Funds provided by the gaming tax revenue from these cities goes to deserving historic preservation projects around the state.

The next grant deadline is Monday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m. State Historical Fund staff are available to discuss potential grants, assist with the application process, and provide feedback on draft applications. Please call 303/866-2887 or email to speak with an Outreach Specialist.