Heritage Preservation Grants

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants for preservation and history.
Note: Grants are not made to individuals.

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

Those interested in the grant programs offered through MNHS are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to meet grants office staff to discuss project ideas, grant requirements, and/or applying for grants. Eligible non-profits, tribes, educational institutions, and local & state government units can apply for grants. Individuals are ineligible to apply.

2020 DATES: January 2, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, August 6, September 3, October 1, and December 3 (first Thursday of each month). No open house in July or November.
TIME: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: History Center, Fraternal Congress classroom (2nd Floor), 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul MN.
RSVP: Please contact the Grants Office at 651-259-3497 by the Monday before each open house date.
To waive the parking lot fee, please RSVP by email or 651-259-3460.

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.