State Historical Society of Iowa
Historical Resource Development Program Grants
Deadline:  TBD, The next application cycle will open in late January 2019 (last deadline was April 25, 2018)

Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) Grants may be used to support the preservation and conservation of historic resources, as well as for professional training and educational programs related to the stewardship of historical resources.  HRDP grants may be used to fund some emergency projects.  Funded projects must fall into one of the following grant categories:  Documentary Collections; Historic Preservation; Museums.  Grant Amount/Period:  up to $50,000/year. Matching required. Contact:  Kristen Van der Molen, 515-281-4228, More information available here.

Country School Grant Program
Deadline:  TBD (last deadline was April 25, 2018)
The State Historical Society of Iowa provides funds for the preservation and maintenance of Iowa’s one- and two-room country schools, as well as for educational programming that takes place at country schools.  Grant Amount/Period: up to $5,000/year.  Matching required.  Contact Kristen Van der Molen, 515-281-4228,  More information available here.

Cultural Trust Stability Grant
Deadline: TBD 2018 (last deadline was May 1, 2017)
Apply for matching funds to enhance an organization’s stability. The program provides funding to assist cultural organizations in instituting best practices while developing strategic and fundraising plans. Application materials will be available in the spring of 2017. More information is available here.

Certified Local Government Grant Program
Deadlines: TBD (last deadline was August 31, 2018)

The Certified Local Government grant program is open only to those Iowa cities, counties and land use districts that have signed a Certified Local Government Agreement with the State of Iowa and National Park Service. In addition, in order to be eligible to apply for this grant opportunity, the Certified Local Government must be in good standing and current in its submission of Iowa Certified Local Government annual reports. Grants can be used for: National Register nominations; Education projects; Surveys; Planning for preservation; Planning projects. More information is available here.

Iowa Arts Council
Project Grants 
Deadline: TBD (last deadline was May 1, 2018)
Project Grants are designed to create opportunities for the arts to flourish in Iowa by investing in projects that support Iowa Arts Council funding priorities. Grant Amount/Period: varies/grant cycle. Contact: Veronica O’Hern, 515-281-3293, More information is available here.

Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
ICPC Scholarship

Deadline:  rolling
Iowa residents who have worked in museums, libraries, and archives and are members of ICPC are eligible to apply for reimbursement for the cost of training at qualified institutions.  More information available here. Grant Amount/Period: up to $500/year.  Contact: Grace Linden,



Heritage Trust Fund Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Heritage Trust Fund is a state program that provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places.  Grant Amount/Period:  up to $90,000/1 year.  Matching required.  Contact:  Grants Manager, 785-272-8681, ext. 240,

More information here.

Historic Preservation Fund Grants
Deadline: TBD 2019 (last deadline March 14, 2018)
The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers Historic Preservation Fund grants to support local preservation activities. HPF projects must result in a tangible product. Grant Amount/Period: varies/1 year. Matching required. Contact: Grants Manager, 785-272-8681, ext. 240, 

More information here.

Kansas Humanities Council
Culture Preservation Grants
Deadlines (three each year): TBD (last deadlines were February 28, May 30, and September 26, 2018)
Heritage Grants support projects that preserve and interpret local historical and cultural resources. Projects eligible for heritage grant support include research, oral histories, collections care, collection digitization, language preservation, and hands-on training. Using a knowledgeable heritage consultant and implementing acceptable “best practices” are the keys to successful projects. Grant Amount: up to $3,500. Three application deadlines each year. Contact: or (785) 357-0359

More information here.


Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Local History Trust Fund
Deadline: October 14, 2018

Local history organizations, libraries, museums and other groups are eligible to apply for grants to support activities designed to strengthen the organization. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, local history education programs, collections care, local history publications or other media products, and exhibits.

Grant Amount/Period: up to $1,500 Contact:

More information here.




Missouri State Archives

Missouri Historical Records Grants Program 
Informational Workshops to be scheduled November 2017
Deadline:  TBD 2019 (Last deadline was March 1, 2018)

The Missouri Historical Records Grants Program is a partnership between the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Missouri State Archives to preserve and make accessible Missouri’s historical records.  Applicants must be located in Missouri.  More information available here. Grant Amount/Period:  up to $7500/1 year.  Matching required.  Contact:  grants staff, 573-751-4303,

Missouri Humanities Council

Missouri Humanities Council Grants
Mini-Grant Deadlines (four each year): November 1, February 1, May 1, August 1
Major Grant Deadline (two each year): April 1 and September 1

MHC awards grants to non-profit organizations including museums, libraries, educational institutions, local government, civic associations, and other similar organizations for programs in any format that facilitates interaction between public audiences and humanities experts such as scholars, authors, and educators. MHC will also assist with funding for projects such as (but not limited to): interpretive exhibits, content-based web site enhancements, living history and museum theater presentations that include interpretive elements, presentations in the creative and performing arts that include humanities-based discussion, teachers’ workshops in the humanities, panel discussions and other types of public forums on humanities-related topics, and media and publication projects that support the mission of a humanities-based organization or institution. A key factor that MHC council members will consider in evaluating applications is whether or not humanities experts or scholars are involved in the planning, development, and execution of the activity.

Mini-grant amounts are up to $2,500. Major grant amounts are $2,501 – $10,000. Matching may be required. Contact:

More information is available here.


North Dakota


State Historical Society of North Dakota 

Archival Supply Purchase Grants
Deadline:  Ongoing
The Cultural Heritage Grant Program provides funding for North Dakota’s local and county historical societies, museums, and archives to support the purchase of archival storage materials.  The grant cannot be used for the purchase of computers or computer software.  Grant Amount/Period:  up to $1500/2 year grant cycle.  No matching.  Contact: Amy Munson, 701-328-3573,  

Heritage Training Scholarships
Deadline: Ongoing
As part of the Cultural Heritage Grant Program, the State Historical Society of North Dakota has agreed to provide Heritage Training Scholarships to help museum personnel at local and county historical societies who wish to participate in training opportunities.  Grant Amount/Period:  up to $2,000/2 year grant cycle.  Contact: Amy Munson, 701-328-3573,




Preservation Oklahoma

PlanFirst Grants
Deadline:  applications are reviewed quarterly
PlanFirst grants support historic preservation planning in BancFirst communities throughout Oklahoma.  Grant Amount/Period:  up to $1500/1 year.  Matching required 1:1.  Contact:  Preservation Oklahoma, 405-525-5325,

Oklahoma Historical Society

National Register Nomination Grants
Deadline (two dates): Round I, First Friday in April and Round II, First Friday in June
The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers National Register Nomination Grants, which are designed to encourage the nomination of eligible properties to the National Register in order to improve the preservation of Oklahoma’s valuable archaeological and historical resources. Funds must be used to retain the services of a qualified professional consultant to conduct the necessary research and to prepare application materials. More information can be found here.  Grant Amount/ Period: up to $1000/1 year. Matching required. Contact: Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, 405-521-6249.  

Certified Local Government Grants
Deadline: TBD (last deadline was April 30, 2018)
Eligible local government entities may apply for grants to support efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect Oklahoma’s historic and archaeological resources. More information may be found here. Grant Amount/Period: varies/grant cycle. Matching required. Contact: Glen Robertson, 405-521-6387, 

South Dakota

South Dakota Arts Council
Project Grants
Deadline: TBD 2019 (last deadline March 1, 2018)
Project Grants help South Dakota non-profit arts organizations present an activity in any arts discipline as long as it serves the general public while meeting specific needs for the applicant organization. Grant Amount/Period: up to $5,000/granting cycle. Matching required. Contact: Grants staff, 605-773-3301,

Professional Development Grants
Deadline:  Ongoing 
Professional Development Grants assist South Dakota non-profit organizations by funding attendance at professional development activities that benefit both the organization and the individual attending. All application materials must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the proposed activity. Grant Amount: up to $500. Matching required. Contact:  Grants staff, 605-773-3301,

Technical Assistance Grants
Deadline:  Ongoing
Technical Assistance Grants allow South Dakota non-profit organizations to consult with specialists on technical matters provided the needed expertise is not available within the organization. All application materials must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the proposed activity. Grant Amount:  up to $500/1 year. Matching required. Contact:  Grants staff, 605-773-3301,  

South Dakota State Historical Society
Deadwood Fund Historic Preservation Grants
Deadline (two dates each year): February 1 and October 1 
Deadwood Fund Historic Preservation Grants are awarded to South Dakota institutions to complete projects that retain, restore, or rehabilitate historic buildings, structures, or archaeological sites in South Dakota for residential, commercial, or public purposes.  Projects must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  Properties must be listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  Grant Amount/Period:  $1,000-25,000/1 year.  Matching required.  Contact:  State Historical Preservation Office, 605-773-3458,




Wisconsin Historical Society

Local History Grants for Collection Care and Management
Deadline: TBD (last deadline was May 15, 2018)
Wisconsin Historical Society affiliates are eligible to apply for WHS mini-grants to support projects and activities related to preservation, collections care, and collections management. More information can be found here. Grant Amount/Period: up to $700/year. Matching required.
Contact: Janet Seymour (Northern Representative), 715-836-2250, or Rick Bernstein (Southern Representative), 608-264-6583,  

Wisconsin Certified Local Government Subgrants
Deadline:  TBD (last deadline November 10, 2017)
Wisconsin Certified Local Governments may apply for assistance with local preservation projects.  More information can be found here.  Grant Amount/Period:  varies per year.  Contact:  Joe DeRose, 608-264-6512,

Wisconsin Federation of Museums

Wisconsin Federation of Museums Mini-grants
Deadline:  September 1, 2019
Eligible Wisconsin organizations may apply for small grants to assist with preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of collections.  Grants may also be used for professional development for staff and to enhance technological capabilities. More information can be found here. Grant Amount/Period:  up to $750/1 year. Matching required for grants larger than $375. Contact:  Tamara Lange, 920-458-1103,