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 HouseGrants Open House will be Online
The Heritage Preservation Grants Office hosts a virtual open house on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in applying for a grant are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to meet grants office staff to discuss project ideas, grant requirements, and/or applying for grants. 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.
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 email@example.com if you have questions about the above grant programs or need assistance with your application.