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Historical Resource Development Program

Apply for 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. The next round opens in February 2024 for projects getting underway after July 1, 2024.

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

Applications are now being accepted for the Emergency Historical Resource Development Program. 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
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
Photographic Negative Cataloging and Storage Project Amana Heritage Society Amana Iowa 2017 $5,500.00
Eagle Point Park Designs Preservation and Exhibition Dubuque Museum of Art Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $14,500.00
German Newspaper Microfilm/Digitization Project Norelius Community Library Denison Crawford 2017 $1,568.00
Restoration and Preservation of 2nd Deck of Steamboat William M. Black, Phase 2 Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $48,500.00
Document Preservation Workshops and Continuing Education Atlantic Rock Island Society Enterprise (ARISE) Atlantic Cass 2017 $850.00
Preservation and Archiving of Dubuque YMCA/YWCA Historical Documents and Items Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $920.00
Preservation of the Mary Helms Farm House Collection Madrid Historical Society Madrid Boone 2017 $1,312.00
North Scott Press Newspaper Preservation and Digitization Scott County Library System Eldridge Scott 2017 $9,802.00
Preservation of Historic Photographs Grinnell Historical Museum Grinnell Poweshiek 2017 $5,000.00