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Grants & Financial Incentives
State Historical Fund Non-Competitive Grants
The State Historical Fund's non-competitive grants include the Historic Structure Assessment Grant, Archaeological Assessment Grant, and Emergency Grant. These grants may be submitted at any time of the year and are for smaller amounts of money than the competitive grants.
The grants include the Historic Structure Assessment Grant, Archaeological Assessment Grant, and Emergency Grant.
There are three essential elements to applying for a competitive State Historical Fund Grant:
You need to be or work with an eligible grant applicant.
If you are planning to do physical work on a structure, building, site, or object, the resource must be historically designated. If this is a survey and planning, archaeological survey, or education project, the focus of your project must be directly related to historic preservation.
You need to apply for projects, activities, and costs that qualify for assistance from the State Historical Fund.
Archaeological Assessment Grants from the State Historical Fund (SHF) provide funds for the collection and evaluation of archaeological information for the purpose of creating a plan for additional work, site preservation and/or interpretation.
Emergency Grants are awarded to provide assistance to significant resources that are in imminent danger of being lost, demolished, or seriously damaged, and when the threat is sudden and unexpected. Applications for Emergency Grants typically request between a few hundred and a few thousand dollars. Emergency Grants in excess of $10,000 are extremely rare and will take longer to process.
Historic Structure Assessment grants are awarded for the sole purpose of preparing a report on the physical condition of a historic building or structure in accordance with a mandatory State Historical Fund assessment scope of work.