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Grants News

  • The DOS Grants website is now open. Please use the new system by accessing The period for submitting Special Category Grant applications will begin May 15 and end June 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications submitted in ways other than the Department grants online system or after the established submission period will be deemed ineligible. Before you get started, you should look at the downloadable and printable FAQ document found here or by clicking the FAQ link when you get to the website. We strongly encourage organizations to review the solicitation letter, application template, and the pdf copy of How to Apply for a Special Category Grant ( as these will assist in preparation of an application. 

    Special Category Solicitation (.pdf)

           DHR Special Category Sample Application (.pdf)

  • The How to Apply for a Special Category Grant Webinars will occur in May. The first webinar is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017. The second webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A pdf version of both webinar agendas are available. We encourage you to download and print the agendas. 

                 Monday, May 8, 2017 Webinar Agenda

                 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Webinar Agenda

  • The FY2018 Review and Ranking Meeting for Special Category applications occurred on Monday, October 17th, 2016, through Wednesday, October 19th, 2016.

              FY2018 Special Category Recommended Funding List (.pdf)

  • The How to Manage Your Grant webinar occurred on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. A pdf version of the webinar power point is available on both the Small Matching and Special Category webpages on the right hand side of the screen.
       How to Manage Your Grant - Webinar Agenda (.pdf) 

Historic Preservation Grants Program Overview

The Historic Preservation Grants Program allocates state funds appropriated by the Legislature and federal funds apportioned to the state by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, for the preservation and protection of the state's historic and archaeological sites and properties. The program is administered by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State and is governed by rules in Chapter 1A-39, Florida Administrative Code and Section 267.0617, Florida Statutes.

Two types of grants are awarded through this program: Small Matching Grants and Special Category Grants. Please see the respective pages for further information. 

Those eligible to apply for grant funding include state agencies, state universities, non-profit organizations, units of local government, cities, towns, and counties. Private property owners are not eligible for state grant funding from the Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources.

Grants Category Information

There are two categories of grants offered by the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Please click on the links below to learn more about each type.

  Special Category Grants Small Matching Grants
Application Period May - June, 2017 April 1 - May 1, 2017
Reviewed TBD  July 19-20, 2017
Funding Request $50,000 to $500,000 Up to $50,000
Reviewed By Florida Historical Commission

Secretary Approved Panel (pdf)


Grant Period July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020 July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

To view past Bureau of Historic Preservation Grant Awards, visit the Division's Historic Preservation Grant Recipients Search page.  

To view past Department of State Grant Awards, visit the Department's Grants History Online Search Tool (GHOST).

Grant Contract, Payment and Record Requirements

For grants recipients and potential grant recipients; please review and be familiar with the State requirements and guidelines for allowable project costs as outlined in the Department of Financial Services' Reference Guide for State Expenditures (.pdf)

Grants Contact

Physical Address

Historic Preservation Grants Program
Division of Historical Resources
R. A. Gray Building, 4th Floor
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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