Big check presentation on stage at the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center, September 2017.


State Historical Fund

The State Historical Fund was created by the 1990 constitutional amendment allowing limited gaming in the towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. The amendment directs that a portion of the gaming tax revenues be used for historic preservation throughout the state.

Funds are distributed through a competitive process and all projects must demonstrate strong public benefit and community support. Grants vary in size, from a few hundred dollars up to $200,000. The State Historical Fund assists in a wide variety of preservation projects including restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, architectural assessments, archaeological excavations, designation and interpretation of historic places, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs. 

Susan Frawley
SHF Contracts Officer

Jennifer (Jenny) Deichman
SHF Historic Preservation Grant Contracts Specialist

Breanne Nugent
SHF Historic Preservation Grant Contracts Specialist

Korbin Pugh
SHF Historic Preservation Grant Contracts Specialist & Property Protection Coordinator