SHF Outreach Materials

Below you will find useful materials about the State Historical Fund as well as information to start or guide you through the application process. 

Start by learning the basics of the State Historical Fund:

If you are looking for more detailed information about our program and the first steps to starting an application, please be sure to review our Grants Application Guide:

State Historical Fund Grants Application Guide- Spring 2020 Addendum

Helpful Resources

Online Application Template

This online template is a helpful tool to use when working on your application. Use it as your back up or as a rough draft prior to submitting your application to us.

Timeline Planning Tool

Planning for all the necessary content and attachments in a successful State Historical Fund application can be time-consuming. Use this planning tool to help prepare you for our online application process. 

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards

All work funded by the State Historical Fund must comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. These principles promote best practices for work on historic properties. There are also specific standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, which you should refer to when applying for an archaeology grant. Your project must be in line with these standards, and your application should explicitly state how your work will comply with them.

Preservation Briefs and Preservation Tech Notes are helpful publications provided by the National Park Service for technical assistance and guidance on preserving historic properties. Most State Historical Fund-sponsored projects will require contractors to understand and implement the techniques described in these documents. Identifying and referencing relevant briefs and tech notes will make your grant application more competitive.

Colorado Funding Sources

Multiple funding sources and partners help make grant applications more competitive. Here is a list of other funding sources available to preservation projects in Colorado.

Important Dates

Grant Calendar

Workshop Presentation Slide Deck

CPI Saving Places Conference 2020