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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 9, 2023 – The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office has opened another 2024 application cycle for Historic Preservation Fund grants. This program expects to bring over $200,000 from the Historic Preservation Fund to Missouri’s historic communities.

These grants support projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation or protection of Missouri’s historic properties. They can be used to fund:

  • Training for members of historic preservation commissions or city staff members.
  • Workshops, conferences and poster presentations related to historic preservation.
  • Walking tours of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Preservation plans.
  • Design guidelines.
  • Inventorying of archival files related to archaeology or historic architecture.
  • Architectural and archeological surveys.
  • Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Maintenance and construction documents for publically owned, national register-listed buildings. This includes historic structure reports, maintenance plans and planning for repair or rehabilitation work, such as designs, feasibility studies.

Historic Preservation Fund grants cannot fund physical construction or repair work, museum exhibits or archeological digs.

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

“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 The State Historic Preservation Office’s grants manager will host virtual grant application workshops about the application process Friday Nov. 17 and Monday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon both days. For questions or a link to the workshops, contact the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office grants manager at 573-751-7958 or The deadline to submit a pre-application is Friday, Jan. 5, 2024.

Bequette-Ribault house in Ste. Genevieve with covered porch and mound of dirt at the side.


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