State Historic Preservation Office

Grant Funding Available!  Round II: 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 2015, 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. Municipalities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations will be eligible to submit grant applications for round two FY 2015 funds. Priority will be given to applicants that are Certified Local Governments.

In this round, applicants are encouraged to apply for funds for training, outreach, predevelopment and development.  We will not be funding planning, National Register or survey in this round.

Final applications must be postmarked (or hand delivered) by 5 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 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.