Grants Deadlines and Timelines

Small and structured grants ($10,000 or less)

Applicants will receive notification approximately eight weeks after the application deadline date. 

Application submission deadline by 11:59 p.m.      Project activity start date     Project activity end date.     
Friday, October 13, 2023January 1, 2024January 1, 2025
Friday, January 12, 2024April 1, 2024April 1, 2025
Friday, April 12, 2024July 1, 2024July 1, 2025
Friday, July 12, 2024October 1, 2024October 1, 2025
Friday, October 11, 2024January 1, 2025January 1, 2026
Friday, January 10, 2025April 1, 2025April 1, 2026
Friday, April 11, 2025June 30, 2025June 30, 2026


Large grants (over $10,000)

Pre-application (mandatory) submission deadline by 11:59 p.m.      Final application submission deadline by 11:59 p.m.      Project activity start       Project activity end.     
Friday, July 21, 2023Friday, September 15, 2023January 1, 2024June 1, 2025
Friday, May 31, 2024Friday, July 26, 2024December 1, 2024June 1, 2026

Large Application Round Grant Deadline

  • May 31, 2024: REQUIRED pre-application draft deadline. A pre-application is required to be eligible to submit a final application. A pre-application is a draft of the final application using the MN Historical and Cultural application. It is critical that you complete the pre-application as thoroughly as possible. The more specific the pre-application, the better the advice will be from the Content Reviewers to help you prepare a competitive final application.
  • July 26, 2024: Final application deadline at 11:59 PM
  • September 26 and 27, 2024: The Historic Resource Advisory Committee (HRAC) will meet in the 3M Auditorium at the History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN. The committee will review applications and make its recommendations for awards for the fiscal year 2025 large grant round. HRAC meetings are open to the public and live-streamed.
  • October 2024: MNHS Board approval based on HRAC recommendations, and the Grants Office sends notification letters to all applicants.
  • November 2024: Grants Office prepares and sends the grant agreement. The grantee signs the grant agreement and returns it to the Grants Office.
  • December 1, 2024: Earliest beginning date for project work*
  • June 1, 2026: Latest ending date for project work*

*All work on projects funded in this grant cycle must be completed between December 1, 2024 and June 1, 2026 (except for historic building construction projects and/or projects with matching federal funds). Project periods of appropriate length are permissible as long as the beginning and end dates fall within this period. Please note: 12 months is a typical project period. The grant agreement will state the project start, end, and final report dates.