Program Updates

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F.O. Stanley Residence, Larimer County

For a more detailed look at State Historical Fund policies and procedures, please read the State Historical Fund Guidebook if you are applying for a grant or managing an active grant. The Guidebook was last updated in February 2024.

This page is updated regularly. If you are planning to apply for a grant in the near future be sure to check back frequently for new updates or changes. 

2024 Calendar 

Spring Grant Round (Mini & General Grants)

February 1st Grant Round Opens
March 11th Draft Applications Due
March 21st Last Day to Submit a Letter of Intent
April 1rd Final Application Due by 12:00pm MST

Fall Grant Round (Mini & General Grants)

August 1st Grant Round Opens
September 10th Draft Applications Due
September 19th Last Day to Submit a Letter of Intent
October 1st Final Application Due by 12:00pm MST

*Non-Competitive applications are accepted year round. Visit the Our Grant Types webpage for more information.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values

  • In tandem with the creation of History Colorado’s Anti-Racism Values, the State Historical Fund launched an examination of its program for diversity, equity, and inclusion in 2020.
  • Changes to the program include the incorporation of a Letter of Intent to our grant application process, demographic questions for grant applicants and reviewers, and diversity, equity, and inclusion training for staff and grant reviewers.
  • Though we are making efforts to respond to this movement immediately, we view this as a permanent aspect of our work and will take a long-term approach in how we identify the best ways to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our program.
  • We are hiring a consultant to provide initial guidance and put our feet firmly on the path by providing us a framework and assessing our scoring and rubrics for the coming years. Stay tuned as we reach out for feedback on our program.