Looking for Historical Preservation Grants? Here are the Top 10 Available

Are you a part of a historical society, government agency, tribe, or nonprofit looking to fund a historical preservation project? GrantWatch has an entire category for preservation grants with more than 700 grants. This category has grants for the rehabilitation of land, homes, libraries, museums, film, art, cultural and religious resource. There are also grants for the historic preservation of buildings and landmarks.

It’s important to study the past to remember where we come from and work toward a better future. Historic preservation allows us to continue to do this by protecting buildings and items that hold historical significance. However, many preservation projects are costly and in need of funding. Grants are a great way to get additional help with funding. For this reason, GrantWatch will be sharing 10 of its top historical preservation grants below.

10 Grants to Fund Preservation Projects

  1. Firstly, there are grants to U.S. nonprofits, agencies, educational institutions, and tribal entities for the preservation of historic sites related to social justice and equal rights.
  2. Grants of up to $75,000 to government agencies, state historic preservation offices, Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations to designate historic sites that are associated with underrepresented communities.
  3. There are also grants to nonprofits, agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs to support the preservation of historical and cultural resources.
  4. In addition, funding is available to nonprofit organizations, tribal entities, and local government agencies to preserve, repair, and restore historic maritime resources. Funding is to increase public awareness of and appreciation for the nation’s maritime heritage.
  5. Funding is also available to nonprofits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs for projects that increase access to records of historical significance. The purpose of the grant program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story.
  6. Grants are open to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and tribes for historic preservation projects. The purpose of this grant program is to support projects that process, preserve, and digitize historical records.
  7. Award to a U.S. historical preservation project in an eligible southern state. The award is for a project that preserves, documents, restores, rehabilitates, or educates the public about a historic property, such as a building, structure, or a complex of buildings and structures.
  8. Grants of up to $75,000 to Alabama nonprofits and government agencies for historic preservation and restoration projects.
  9. There are also grants to Maryland nonprofits, local government agencies, businesses, and individuals for historic preservation capital projects. Funding is to preserve sites, buildings, properties, and communities of cultural importance to the Black community.
  10. Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofits, agencies, IHEs, school districts, museums, libraries, and historical societies for historic preservation projects.

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Looking for similar grants? Check out the community services category, as well as the arts and culture category for other possible grants to help fund preservation projects.

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