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Historical Resource Development Program

New applications are not being accepted for this program while it undergoes a review process following Iowa's state agency alignment. We anticipate offering the program again in 2025.

The program provides grant funding to help preserve, conserve, interpret, enhance, and educate the public about Iowa’s historical assets. The Historical Resource Development Program provides funding for documentary collections, historic preservation and museums. 

  • Who: Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes, Individuals, Forprofits
  • What: Up to $50,000 with a required match.  Match ratios vary.
  • When: This grant opportunity is currently closed. Grants will be offered again in 2025

How to Apply

Historical Resource Development Program Annual Grant Cycle

Applications are not currently being accepted for the Historical Resource Development Program. Applicants can access the previous year's guidelines and scoring rubrics online:

  1. Read the General Guidelines and category instructions:
  2. Read the scoring rubric by category:
  3. Complete the application

If you would like to schedule a Google Meet or Zoom Meeting with the grants manager, please email her at kristen.vandermolen@iowa.gov to set up a meeting time.

Emergency Historical Resource Development Program

Emergency HRDP applications will be accepted after July 1, 2024. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

  1. Read the HRDP General Guidelines and appropriate category instructions
  2. Read the HRDP Emergency Guidelines
  3. Complete the application

Manage Your Grant

Reporting Forms

Access and complete your Final Report and Payment Form online when your grant project is completed.

Some projects may need to provide a status and budget report on an annual basis. Grantees will be notified of this additional reporting requirement, if applicable

Logos

Download the State Historical Society of Iowa logo to use on materials promoting your project.

Promotional Information 

Send images and event details when grant funded project activity is happening. The State Historical Society of Iowa is dedicated to communicating the impact and value of your project activity through various communication platforms and networks.

Field Services

Learn more about the Field Services program.

Grant Awards History

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Project Title Applicant City Sort descending County Fiscal year Grant Amount
Preserving and Increasing Access to the Collections of the Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2013 $14,752.00
Edward S. Curtis Traveling Exhibit Dubuque Museum of Art Dubuque Dubuque 2019 $4,142.00
Dubuque County Historical Society: Collections Documentation Project Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2018 $26,028.00
BoatWorks Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2016 $36,817.00
Loemker Lantern Slide Show Loras College, Center for Dubuque History Dubuque Dubuque 2015 $10,970.00
Nomination of Proposed Loras College Historic District in Dubuque to the National Register of Historic Places Loras College Dubuque Dubuque 2018 $6,600.00
19th Century Belt-driven Machine Shop Interpretatio Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2021 $43,817.00
Mathias Ham House Conditions Assessment Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2019 $45,175.00
Restoration and Preservation of Perimeter Walkway of 2nd Deck of Steamboat William M. Black Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2015 $34,275.00
Digitizing and Microfilming Dyersville, Iowa Newspapers James Kennedy Public Library Dyersville Dubuque 2021 $15,232.00
Civilian Conservation Corps/Prisoner of War Recreational Hall Youth to Restore the CCC/POW Building Eldora Hardin 2016 $24,556.23
History of the North Scott Community School District Scott County Library System Eldridge Scott 2023 $5,940.00
North Scott Press Newspaper Preservation and Digitization Scott County Library System Eldridge Scott 2017 $9,802.00
Appraising and Consolidating Archival Collections Museum of Danish America Elk Horn Shelby 2018 $43,000.00
The Future of Visual Storage: Redesign, Refinement, and Reinterpretation Museum of Danish America Elk Horn Shelby 2023 $25,000.00
Processing the Danish Sisterhood of America Archival Collection Museum of Danish America Elk Horn Shelby 2020 $45,300.00
Improving and Expanding Collections Storage The Danish Immigrant Museum Elk Horn Shelby 2014 $50,000.00
Clayton County Courthouse Clock Tower Clayton County Elkader Clayton 2014 $32,700.00
Restoring the Clayton County Courthouse Clock Tower Clayton County Elkader Clayton 2019 $50,000.00
Digital Preservation Ellsworth Historical Museum, City of Ellsworth Ellsworth Hamilton 2015 $2,725.00