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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 ascending Grant Amount
Completion of Area Historic Newspaper Preservation & Digitization Project Garnavillo Historical Society Garnavillo Clayton 2017 $690.00
Preservation and Digitization of Hartman Reserve Slide Collection Friends of Hartman Reserve, Inc. Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2017 $2,265.00
Investigating the Condition of the Amana Indian Fish Weir Office of the State Archaeologist/University of Iowa Homestead Iowa 2017 $18,039.00
Preservation & Digitization of Engineering Bachelors Theses from the Early 20th The University of Iowa Iowa City Johnson 2017 $27,253.00
Roof Rehabilitation of Old Settlers' Association of Johnson County Cabins City of Iowa City Iowa City Johnson 2017 $25,000.00
Steve Rye Photo Collection Preservation Mason City Public Library Public Library Foundation Mason City Cerro Gordo 2017 $1,500.00
Preservation of the Documents Pertaining to Iowa's Archaeological Sites Office of the State Archaeologist/University of Iowa Iowa City Statewide 2017 $36,588.00
Calkins Nature Area Museum Displays Hardin County Conservation Iowa Falls Hardin 2017 $40,000.00
Cultural History Using Projectile Points Kalona Historical Society Kalona Washington 2017 $975.00
Transcribing Oral History Interviews of Iowans of Czech Descent National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Cedar Rapids Linn 2017 $5,000.00
Keokuk Union Depot Apex Project Keokuk Union Depot Foundation Keokuk Lee 2017 $43,400.00
Preserving and Restoring Sacred Heart Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral Davenport Scott 2017 $50,000.00
King Chapel Seth Thomas Tower Clock Preservation and Restoration Project Cornell College Mount Vernon Linn 2017 $50,000.00
Donna Reed Heritage Museum/Archive Storage Upgrade and Collection Survey The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts Denison Crawford 2017 $1,333.00
Palmyra Methodist Episcopal Church Assessment, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse Palmyra Township Palmyra Warren 2017 $45,522.00
Des Moines Art Center I. M. Pei Building - Levitt Auditorium Renovation Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. Des Moines Polk 2017 $50,000.00
RailWalk Heritage Education Trail - Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District Siouxland Historical Railroad Association Sioux City Woodbury 2017 $46,555.00
What On Earth Renovation Science Center of Iowa Des Moines Polk 2017 $27,607.00
Research Library Archive Preservation Project Madison County Historical Society WInterset Madison 2017 $10,000.00
Steeple Square Stained Glass Restoration Steeple Square Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $50,000.00