The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources opened the application cycles for Small Matching and Special Category grant assistance for historic preservation projects on April 1, 2020, and will close the cycles at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on June 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted online at dosgrants.com. Applications will only be accepted electronically and must be complete to be considered for evaluation. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding to assist local, regional and state-wide efforts to preserve significant historic and archaeological resources, and to promote knowledge and appreciation of the history of Florida. The solicitation notices can be found below:
“How to Apply” webinars will be held on April 1st and 8th which will provide useful information to possible applicants on applying for historic preservation Small Matching and Special Category grants for the FY2021-2022 Historic Preservation Grant Cycle, including how to access the grant application online, basic grant program information, content of the grant application, and the application review process. Additional information, including how to register, can be found in “Upcoming Events”: https://dos.myflorida.com/historical/meetings-and-events/upcoming-events/.Notice of Proposed Rule
Chapter 1A-39, F.A.C., Division of Historical Resources Grant Programs & Requirements
The purpose of this rule amendment is to establish in rule the most recent guidelines, forms, application procedures and Grant Award Agreements for the Historic Preservation Grants In Aid Program, including Small Matching Grant Program and Special Category Grant Program. The preliminary red-lined text of the proposed rule development is available below. The full notice can be found and is available for public comment at: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/View_Notice.asp?id=22917625
FY2021 Grant Review and Ranking
The Florida Historical Commission reviewed and scored eligible FY2021 Special Category grant applications on September 26-27, 2019. The Special Category Final Ranking Project List below was approved by the Secretary of State and will be recommended to the Legislature for funding. Additional information on the grant funding process can be found in the Special Category Grant Guidelines.
The Small Matching Grant Panel reviewed and scored eligible FY2021 Small Matching grant applications on August 20, 2019. The Small Matching Final Ranking Project Lists below were approved by the Secretary of State and will be recommended to the Legislature for funding. Additional information on the grant funding process can be found in the Small Matching Grant Guidelines.
- FY2021 Small Matching Final Ranking Project List (pdf)
- FY2021 Small Matching CLG Final Ranking Project List (pdf)
Funded Lists per fiscal year:
- Final Grant Funding FY2020
- Final Grant Funding FY2019
- Final Grant Funding FY2018
- Final Grant Funding for FY2017
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 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.
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.
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).
Past Grant Award Search
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).
Historic Preservation Grants Program
Division of Historical Resources
R. A. Gray Building, 4th Floor
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399