Grants Available to Publicly Owned Historic Properties for Preservation-related Projects
April 6, 2021
Applications are now being accepted for the State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Program. Local or county governmental units, cities, school districts or other public entities, can receive a minimum matching grant of $10,001 to help offset the costs associated with capital projects for public buildings. The application deadline is May 28, 2021.
Publicly-owned properties like courthouses, city halls, schools and museums are often the foundation of many communities, bringing a sense of identity, place, and memory to residents. (Pictured at right is Hastings City Hall).
Preserving these places requires daily care and occasional large investments. The State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Program is designed to assist with large preservation projects including, restoration, rehabilitation, preservation, and building systems and accessibility projects.
The competitive grant program is open to properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register by the State Historic Preservation Office.
For more information and to apply visit http://www.mnhs.org/preservation/state-capital.
In the 2020 Fifth Special Session, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor approved funding in the Capital Budget Bill for the State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid County and Local Preservation grants program administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org.
What: State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Program
Eligibility: Publicly owned historic properties (see website for complete eligibility requirements.)
Grant range: minimum $10,001
Deadline: May 28, 2021