It’s important to honor the past and remember those who came before all of us. Historic preservation allows us to do so by protecting buildings and items that hold historical significance. However, to make sure this work can continue, it is important that the organizations focused on historic preservation get the funding they need.
GrantWatch has a category specifically for preservation grants on its site, as well as one for arts and culture grants. YouHelp also has a category for preservation on its site for organizations in this particular area of interest to get help raising the money they need for their worthy cause. In addition, GrantWatch is sharing five grants today that aid in the conservation of history, landmarks, culturally-significant sites, and more.
Five Grants for Historic Preservation
- Firstly, there are grants to U.S., Canada, and International organizations and public cultural institutions such as libraries and museums for preservation projects. Applicants must be located in conflict or post-conflict areas.
- Grants of up to $20,000 to U.S. universities, museums, laboratories, nonprofit organizations, preservation agencies, and park agencies for cultural preservation research activities. Funding is for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.
- There are also grants to U.S. government agencies, Tribes, and nonprofit organizations to support historic preservation projects in rural communities. Funding is for preservation projects for historic sites, including architectural and engineering services and physical building preservation through subgrants to communities determined rural by the US Bureau of the Census.
- In addition, there is funding available for ants to U.S. nonprofits to foster the study and appreciation of historical American art. Funding is to support programs and activities that involve presentations of new studies on American art, the preservation and restoration of American art masterpieces, and innovative museum catalogues and books.
- Finally, there aregGrants to U.S. nonprofits, academic institutions, local and state agencies, and Native American tribes to digitally preserve historical collections related to BIPOC cultures. Applications from and collaborations involving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged.
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