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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.

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.