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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 7, 2022 – The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office announces the opening of the 2023 application cycle for the Historic Preservation Fund grants. This program expects to bring more than $200,000 in federal money, derived from oil and gas lease revenues on the Outer Continental Shelf, to Missouri’s historic communities.

The Historic Preservation Fund grants support projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation or protection of historic properties. Past projects in Missouri have included:

•    Planning work for the African American Heritage Trail in Kansas City
•    Digitization of archaeological survey files at the University of Missouri
•    Literature explaining historic preservation to homeowners in Joplin
•    Architectural surveys in Jefferson City
•    Feasibility study for the Moniteau County courthouse
•    Drafting of design guidelines in Excelsior Springs
•    Workshop on siding repair in Ste. Genevieve
•    Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places from towns throughout the state

Certified Local Governments, county governmental entities, municipalities and nonprofit organizations with a historic preservation mission are eligible to apply for these grants. Applications from Certified Local Governments will be considered first, in accordance with federal regulations.

“Missouri State Parks is proud to promote historic preservation in Missouri,” said Mike Sutherland, deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “The Historic Preservation Fund pass-through grants are one way we help preserve Missouri’s significant cultural heritage.”

“Missouri State Parks helps provide opportunities for the preservation of important cultural and historic resources within the state,” said David Kelly, director of Missouri State Parks. “The Historic Preservation Fund pass-through grants help in those efforts.”

For more information about this grant program or to download a grant application, visit For questions, contact the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office at 573-751-7958 or Deadline to submit a pre-application is Oct. 14, 2022.

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