Grant Funding Available!

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 II for federal fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017), the State Historic Preservation Office expects to award approximately $130,000 to be used for projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation, or protections of historical, architectural, or archaeological resources. The selection process for these limited funds will be extremely competitive.

Only county governmental entities, municipalities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations will be eligible to submit grant applications for Round II FY 2017 funds. In order to achieve the 10% mandated pass through, priority will be given to applicants that are Certified Local Governments.

Applications are currently being accepted. All applications must be postmarked (or hand delivered) by 5 p.m. (CST) on December 15, 2016 in hard copy. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Applications will be scored based on the proposed project's contribution to Missouri's statewide preservation goals as noted in the Missouri Statewide Preservation Plan and the technical quality of the application.

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

Missouri Heritage Properties Grants

Please check back in July for informaiton about this program!