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 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund using sales tax revenue resulting from the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy amendment created through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. 

About this grant program

How do I apply for a grant?

Find out if your organization or project is eligible and how the application process works.

How do I manage my grant?

Learn the ins and outs of the grant you’ve received.


July Small Grant Application Deadline      
Friday, July 14, 2023

Large Preapplication Grant Deadline      
Friday, July 21, 2023


All deadlines and timelines


Open House

Attend a Grants Office Open House on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

All events


Featured grants

Grant office webinars

The Grants office has created a series of webinars to help in the planning of your grant.

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.