Heritage Preservation Grants

Special Notice on the COVID-19 Virus

Grant recipients and applicants are encouraged to contact grant staff with any questions. The Grants Office is operating with staff working from home. During this month, the best way to contact us is by email. For a list of staff’s emails, go to our staff web page which lists our contact information. However, if needed a phone conference call or video conferencing can be arranged. We will continue to do our best to support you and ask for your patience as we work to answer your questions. If you have any questions, please reach out. We appreciate all that you do to preserve Minnesota's history, and we look forward to continuing our important work.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

This is a competitive grant program that funds projects in the state of Minnesota focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage. Educational institutions, units of state or local government, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, and federally recognized tribes based in Minnesota are encouraged to apply.

State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid

This is a competitive grant program that funds capital projects for historic preservation of publicly owned and used buildings eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Heritage Partnership Program

This is a competitive grant program that funds capacity building and program development of history-based partnerships throughout the state. Two or more partners that are educational institutions, units of state or local government, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, and federally recognized tribes based in Minnesota are encouraged to apply.

You are invited to attend a Grants Office Open House

April Grants Open House will be Online 
The Grants Office will hold a virtual Grants Office Open House on April 2, 2020, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in order to provide support to our community in this time of social distancing. We will start with a short segment on the basic grant process and then take questions through the chat. We encourage people to RSVP to Gillian by email with a short summary of what you want to talk about and she will try to ensure that someone helpful will be available.

Contact

As grantmakers, we ensure that state and federal grant funding for history and preservation is administered with integrity, transparency, and fairness; meets the highest professional standards; and leaves a lasting legacy. Our staff expertly guides applicants and grantees through the process of applying for and using grant funds.

Call 651-259-3497 or e-mail grants@mnhs.org if you have questions about the above grant programs or need assistance with your application.