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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 County Fiscal year Sort descending Grant Amount
Clayton County Courthouse Clock Tower Clayton County Elkader Clayton 2014 $32,700.00
Marion Historic Records Preservation-Phase II City of Marion Marion Linn 2014 $4,072.00
South Entry Terrace Retaining Wall First United Methodist Church Des Moines Polk 2014 $40,000.00
Preliminary Inventory and Assessment of the Collection of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2014 $24,130.00
Preserving the Fairmount Cemetery Crematorium: A Piece of American and Iowa History Fairmount Cemetery Association Davenport Scott 2014 $11,637.00
Grant Wood Archive Preservation Project Figge Art Museum Davenport Scott 2014 $9,431.00
The Rescue of the J.J. Shafnet House Friends of Muscatine Historic Preservation Muscatine Muscatine 2014 $20,000.00
Iowa Cultural Collections Emergency Response Team Establishment and Training Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium Iowa City Johnson 2014 $13,750.00
Preservation of the Reverend John Todd House Tabor Historical Society Tabor Fremont 2014 $50,000.00
Creating Public Accessibility to the Minutes of the Communal Amana Society (1855 - 1932) Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council Amana Iowa 2014 $2,000.00
Exterior Restoration of GAR Memorial Hall Hampton Historic Preservation Commission Hampton Franklin 2014 $31,940.00
Organization and Preservation of Waldorf College Archive Luise V. Hanson Library, Waldorf College Forest City Winnebago 2014 $957.00
Educating Iowans about Historic Preservation via Web-Disseminated Digital Media Toolkits Preservation Iowa Ames Story 2014 $5,000.00
The Postville Project: Documenting a Community in Transition (Continuing Phase #2) University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2014 $24,992.00
2nd Baptist Church Nomination Mt. Pleasant Historic Preservation Commission Mount Pleasant Henry 2014 $2,950.00
Microfilming, Digitization and Preserving UIU's Student Newspaper - The Collegian Upper Iowa University - Henderson-Wilder Library Fayette Fayette 2014 $3,505.00
Museum Collection Storage Project Amana Heritage Society Amana Iowa 2014 $3,000.00
Cedar Rock Boat House Friends of Cedar Rock Independence Buchanan 2014 $50,000.00
Improving and Expanding Collections Storage The Danish Immigrant Museum Elk Horn Shelby 2014 $50,000.00
Organization and Preservation of Waldorf College Archive Luise V. Hanson Library, Waldorf College Forest City Winnebago 2015 $1,500.00