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Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants, known as the Historic Preservation Fund to assist various states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The program is sponsored by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 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% of their Historic Preservation Fund monies for exclusive use by Certified Local Governments. In FY2019 Round II award, the SHPO anticipates awarding approximately $100,000 in grants.

All municipalities and nonprofit organizations with a historic preservation mission 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. The selection process for these limited funds will be extremely competitive. We will not be funding development projects at this time.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now using an online Funding Opportunities Portal to receive, award, and manage grants. This system provides for entities applying for funding to submit their application, track the status of the award and to submit invoices and reports electronically. We now need you to request access to the system so you may submit the grant application in the portal.

Pre-applications will not be required for Round II applications. All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 14, 2019. If you are unable to access the Funding Opportunity Portal submit two copies of the completed application to the address below. Applications received or postmarked after 5 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 14, 2019, will not be considered. 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 office via email or by calling 573-751-7958.

Missouri Heritage Properties Program Grants

The SHPO will not be offering a round of Missouri Heritage Properties Grants this year.