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Historic Preservation Education Grant (HPEG)

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks

Deadline Date:

08/31/19 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 the preservation and protection of historic places, structures, and properties. Funding is intended for projects such as presentations, lectures, workshops, booklets, brochures, reading/discussion programs, exhibitions, film documentaries, and more. The Fund is increasingly interested in supporting digital projects, such as online exhibits, webinars, and podcasts, which expand outreach and educated even more people about the value of historic preservation.

All projects must:
-Be related to historic properties in Indiana and have an educational purpose. (The grant is not for actual preservation projects.)
-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 the public. Programs offered at a school, however, may be limited to certain students/classes.
-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.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the strength of the idea; the feasability of the methods and the organization's ability to execute the project; the clarity and reasonableness of the budget; the richness of educational content and clear contributions of historic preservation experts; and the extent to which the project aligns to the guidelines. The committee may also take into consideration other factors, such as geographic diversity and community need.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177704

Number of Grants:

The Fund plans to award 15 to 18 Historic Preservation Education Grants in 2019.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500

Term of Contract:

- Projects May Begin April 15, 2019 (Round 1) and October 15, 2019 (Round 2)
- Projects must be completed within one year of notification.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant, you must apply on behalf of an Indiana-based tax-exempt organization. Schools, public libraries, churches, community organizations, and government entities are eligible; 501(c)(3) is not required. Grants will not be made to individuals. An organization cannot receive more than one Historic Preservation Education Grant per calendar year.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
- Round 1: February 28, 2019 (11:30 p.m.)
- $Round 2: August 31, 2019 (11:30 p.m.)

You must submit your proposal using Indiana Humanities' online application system. Instructions for using the system can be found at Please note that first-time applicants will have to register.

Notification: Approximately one month after the application deadline.

This grant requires at least a 100% cash/in-kind match. Applicants must demonstrate at least an equal match in cash or in-kind contribution from the sponsoring organization or other sources.

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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

Suzanne Stanis, Director of Heritage Education and Information

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana