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State Capital Project Grants-in-Aid: Overview


To support historic preservation projects of a capital nature.

Availability of Funding:

Dependent on legislative funding. There is usually one funding cycle each fiscal year in the fall. Fiscal 2015 Year Deadlines

Grant Limitations:

The minimum grant is $10,000. Grants typically range from $50,000 - $150,000+ depending on the level of legislative funding. Funds must be matched at least 1 to 1. Matching funds may be cash, in-kind and/or donated services or materials contributed to the project. State funds may not be used as a match.

Eligible Applicants:

The primary recipients of state capital project grants are public entities as defined in state law, including county and local jurisdictions. Nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is historical preservation and/or interpretation, and which have entered into a qualifying lease or management agreement with an eligible public entity sponsor, are also eligible to apply. State agencies or organizations primarily funded by the State of Minnesota are not eligble.

Eligible Work:

This program supports historic preservation projects of a capital nature. Generally, to be eligible for funding, the work must meet the following conditions:

  • The expenditure funded must be for a public purpose;
  • The property assisted must be publicly owned;
  • The project expenditures funded must be for land, buildings, or other improvements of a capital nature;
  • The work must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

Eligible Projects:

Two types of historic preservation projects are eligible for funding:

  • Restoration and/or Preservation,
  • Building Systems and Accessibility

For More Information:

Contact Mandy Skypala, Grants Office
Phone: 651-259-3458
E-mail: mandy.skypala@mnhs.org