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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 Sort descending Fiscal year Grant Amount
Preserving the Iowa Marine Engine & Launch Works Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2014 $15,793.00
Archival Processing Project Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2018 $43,248.00
Collections Survey and Planning Project Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2022 $25,000.00
Digitization of City of Dubuque Directories into Searchable (OCR) PDFs Available on CD and Website City of Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque 2014 $2,970.00
Restoration of the barn at the Four Mounds estate historic district and historic site. Four Mounds Foundation Dubuque Dubuque 2015 $22,658.00
Digitizing and Microfilming Dyersville, Iowa Newspapers James Kennedy Public Library Dyersville Dubuque 2021 $15,232.00
Restoration and Preservation of the William M. Black’s Hurricane Deck Roof Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2020 $50,000.00
William M. Black Dredgeboat Sprinkler System Replacement Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2023 $32,000.00
Preliminary Inventory and Assessment of the Collection of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2014 $24,130.00
Steeple Square Stained Glass Restoration Steeple Square Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $50,000.00
Eagle Point Park Designs Preservation and Exhibition Dubuque Museum of Art Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $14,500.00
Digitizing Our Collections Dubuque Museum of Art Dubuque Dubuque 2020 $23,065.00
Restoration and Preservation of 2nd Deck of Steamboat William M. Black, Phase 2 Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $48,500.00
Preservation and Archiving of Dubuque YMCA/YWCA Historical Documents and Items Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $920.00
Local Innovation Exhibit Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2019 $26,500.00
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque Wood Window Restoration Project Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque 2022 $30,000.00
Dubuque's Black Heritage Survey City of Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque 2022 $30,000.00
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
BoatWorks Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2016 $36,817.00