Applications Sought for Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program

For Immediate Release

Release Dated: April 10, 2024

MNHS media contacts: Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, or Nick Jungheim, 651-259-3060,

Grants available in large and small categories to preserve Minnesota culture and history

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (April 10, 2024) – Minnesota organizations are encouraged to apply for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, which supports projects that seek to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's cultural and historical resources and support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation across the state. 

Eligible applicants include formal 501(c)(3) nonprofits, units of local or state government, educational institutions, or federally recognized tribal organizations residing in Minnesota. 

Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in two funding tiers. 

Large Grants

  • Over $10,000
  • Awarded annually
  • Next deadline: May 31, 2024 (required pre-application), July 26, 2024 (final application)

Small Grants

  • $10,000 or less
  • Awarded quarterly
  • Next deadlines: July 12, 2024 and October 22, 2024

All grants are administered through a competitive process using professional standards and criteria.

For more information on the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, including application deadlines, visit Applications are accepted only through the MNHS grants portal. Questions about the grants process can be sent to or 651-259-3497.

The Minnesota Historical Society received a legislative appropriation of $36.981 million for the 2024-2025 biennium, including funding for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (Legacy ) Grants: $8,677,000 for FY2024 and $7,035,000 for FY2025. The grants program is made possible made possible by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.