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 ten percent (10%) of their Historic Preservation Fund monies for exclusive use by Certified Local Governments (CLGs). In FY2018, the SHPO anticpates awarding between $85,000-$100,000 in grants.

All municipalities and 501(c)(3) historic preservation missioned organizaitons are eligible to apply for the Historic Preservation Fund Grants. However, only applications from Certified Local Governments will be considered for the mandated ten percent pass through funds. Once the ten percent pass through funding has been awarded, the SHPO will consider all remaining grant applications equally.

The State Historic Preservation Office funds projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation, or protection of historic properties, for example, architectural or archaeological resources listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. We are not funding pre- and construction projects at this time.

Pre-applications are currently being accepted. All pre-applications must be postmarked (or hand delivered) by 5 p.m. (CST) on August 31, 2017, 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 preservaiton goals as noted in the Missouri Statewide Preservation Plan and the technical quality of the application.

For more information or assistance with Historic Preservaiton Fund Grants, please contact our preservation planner and grants manager via email or by calling 573-751-7958.

Missouri Heritage Properties Grants

The Missouri Heritage Properties Grants will not be available for FY2018 while the State Historic Preservation Office re-evaluates the program's guidelines and policies. Watch for information about the Missouri Heritage Properties Grants in the future..

National Park Service Grants

Established in 1977, the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) is the funding source of the preservation awards to the States, Tribes, local governments, and non-profits. Authorized at $150 million per year, the funding is provided by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues, not tax dollars. The HPF uses revenues of a non-renewable resource to benefit the preservation of other irreplaceable resources. The State, Tribal, Local Plans & Grants Division is pleased to announce FY17 Historic Preservation Fund Grant applications now available on