As the State Historic Preservation Office, the Massachusetts Historical Commission is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Offices, to grant funds to communities and private non-profit organizations for a wide range of preservation-related activities.
All projects must be consistent with the objectives of the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Plan, 2018-2022 (available on-line at www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc), which stresses the need for identification, evaluation, and protection of the state's cultural resources. The following project types are considered eligible for funding:
For further details on the above project types, see https://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcpdf/Guidelines_for_Applicants_and_Pre-application_form.pdf#page=1.