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Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants known as the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to assist various states in carrying out historic preservation activities.  The program is sponsored by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and in Missouri, is administered through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Under changes made to the Act in 1980, each state is required to earmark a minimum of 10 percent of their Historic Preservation Fund monies for exclusive use by Certified Local Governments (CLGs).

In round two for federal fiscal year 2016, the SHPO expects to award approximately $100,000 to be used for projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation or protection of historical, architectural, or archaeological resources. Only Missouri Certified Local Governments are eligible to submit grant applications for this grant round.

Pre-applications are currently being accepted. All pre-applications must be postmarked (or hand delivered) by 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 31, 2015 in hard copy. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Final applications will be scored based on the proposed project's contribution to Missouri's statewide preservation goals as noted in Missouri Statewide Preservation Plan and the technical quality of the application.

For more information or assistance with historic preservation fund grants, you may contact our preservation planner and grants manager via email or by calling 573-751-7958.

Missouri Heritage Properties Grants - Please check back in July for information about this program!