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FY2021 Formal Solicitation for Applications

The Florida Department of State is soliciting applications for Small Matching and Special Category Grant-in-Aid assistance for historic preservation projects. Applications will be accepted online at The application submission period will open April 1, 2019, and close at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on June 1, 2019. Applications will only be accepted electronically and must be complete to be considered for evaluation.

FY2020 Grant Review and Ranking

The Small Matching Grant Panel reviewed and scored eligible FY2020 Small Matching grant applications on August 21, 2018. The Panel’s recommended funding lists for Small Matching and Certified Local Government Small Matching grants have been reviewed and approved by the Secretary of State, and the ranked Small Matching list below will be provided to the Florida Legislature for funding consideration.

The Florida Historical Commission reviewed and scored eligible FY2020 Special Category grant applications on September 6 & 7, 2018. The Commission’s recommended funding list for Special Category grants has been reviewed and approved by the Secretary of State, and the ranked Special Category list below will be provided to the Florida Legislature for funding consideration.

The 2019-2020 Department of State Grant Book can be accessed here.

Funded Lists per fiscal year:


  • Final Grant Funding FY2019 

FY2019 Small Matching Funded Project List (pdf)

FY2019 Special Category Funded Project List(pdf)

FY2019 Certified Local Government Funded Project List (pdf)


  • Final Grant Funding FY2018

FY2018 Small Matching Funded Project List (pdf)

FY2018 Special Category Funded Project List (pdf)

FY2018 Certified Local Government Funded Project List (pdf)


  • Final Grant Funding for FY2017 

FY2017 Small Matching Funded Project List (pdf) 

FY2017 Special Category Funded Project List (pdf) 

FY2017 Certified Local Government Funded Project List (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 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.

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). 

Grants Contact

[email protected]

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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