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Historic Preservation Education Grant (HPEG)

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits, Schools, Libraries,
and Agencies for Historic Education Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

04/16/18 11:30 PM EST


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Indiana nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and government agencies for educational activities related to historic structures. Applicants must submit a prospectus no later than February 26. Eligible projects include lectures, workshops, conferences, the production of multimedia materials and heritage or cultural tourism programs. Educational print and online materials such as walking tour brochures, guides to historic homes and curriculum units constitute eligible projects as well.

One-third of grants will be reserved for qualified projects that are aimed at developing K-12 curriculum materials. Letters of support from schools or school districts must be included. Upon completion, the curriculum materials should be distribute by the sponsoring organization and may also be made available to teachers through programs of the granting agencies.

Grant projects must involve professionals or experts in the field of historic preservation as presenters of advisors.

General Requirements for All Grant Applications:

All projects must:
-Be related to historic properties in Indiana and have an educational purpose.
-Offer programming that is important to the local community or to the state as determined by the Historic Preservation Education Grant review panel.
-Include a preservation professional/expert in implement and planning. Program personnel must have the necessary qualification and skills to carry out the project.
-Be intended for a public or school audience. Although sponsoring organizations may design programs for target audiences, the programs must be accessible to people outside of the organization’s membership.
-Be presented in a site that is accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or sponsors must make reasonable accommodation.
-Be founded on an excellence and viable idea. Applicants must show evidence of ability to implement that idea and execute it within the grant period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177704

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500

Term of Contract:

Projects may begin June 1, 2018.

Projects must be implemented within a year of award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for any grant, an applicant must be a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status. Schools, public libraries, and government entities are eligible; 501(c)(3) is not required. However, grants will not be made to individuals.

Grants cannot be used for any of the following purposes:
-Political action or advocacy
-Social services
-Construction or renovation
-Property or major equipment purchases
-Religious practices or training
-Scholarships or prizes
-Creation or performance of art
-Operating expenses
-Alcoholic beverages
-Refreshments or entertaining (unless it’s a key educational component of the program)

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must demonstrate at least an equal match in cash or in-kind contribution from the sponsoring organization or other sources. Matching funds must come from nonfederal sources and ideally will demonstrate some level of community support for the project.

Before submitting an online application, you must complete and submit a brief prospectus.

No later than three weeks after the prospectus deadline, a staff member from one of the sponsoring agencies will contact you to give you feedback on your prospectus and advice for preparing the full application.

You should not complete the full application until you submit a prospectus and consult with one of the staff members. Also, if you submit a prospectus and do not hear back from a staff member by the end of March, please contact Indiana Humanities to ensure it has been received.

-Prospectus due: February 26, 2018 (emailed or postmarked by midnight)
-Applications due: April 16, 2018 (posted online by 11:30 PM EST)
-Projects may begin: June 1, 2018

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

George Hanlin, Director of Grants
317.616.9784 / 800.675.8897 ext. 128

Indiana Humanities
1500 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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USA: Indiana