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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.

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.)

Please review this summery document for detailed information about the Division of Historical Resources Historic Preservation Grants Program (pdf).

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 GrantsSmall Matching Grants
Application Period May 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015 April 1, 2015 - June 1, 2015
Reviewed September 24-25, 2015 September 1-2, 2015
Funding Request $50,000 to $500,000 Up to $50,000
Reviewed By Florida Historical Commission Secretary Approved Panel (pdf)
Grant Period July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

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 for various aspects of grants, as outlined in the Department of Financial Services, Department of State, and Department of Management Services documents and informational material.  We have included a Resource Guide that may help you understand some of the requirements and help you locate some valuable information.

Grants Contact

Historic Preservation Grants Program
R. A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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