Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Supporting the preservation of Minnesota’s history and culture since 2008

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture. This state-funded program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, created through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

About the Grants program

Legacy Grants Web Survey

Legacy Grants Manual Revisions

The Grants Office conducts a thorough revision of the guidelines ahead of each new biennium to ensure that the program is following Legislative directives and intent. The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Manual - version 6.0 has been posted. Contact the Grants Office with questions. Before you log in to the portal and fill out the application, be sure to read the latest revision of the manual.

Find a specialist

The Preservation Specialists Directory is a resource of companies and individuals that can provide services for your grant projects. These include tradespeople, collections specialists, exhibit planners, and much more.

Additional history resources

Augment your history organization's development and your own management skills with these tools and services designed to help you interpret and preserve the history of your community.