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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
Hardacre Theater National Register of Historic Places Nomination Project Hardacre Theater Preservation Association, Inc Tipton Cedar 2015 $3,000.00
The Rural School Collections at UNI-CHRIEC: Phase III - Preservation and Conservation University of Northern Iowa - Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2015 $13,417.00
Nomination of proposed Historic Courthouse Square Commercial District in Winterset to the NRHP Madison County Historic Preservation Commission Winterset Madison 2015 $8,000.00
Benton County Courthouse Tower Clock Project Vinton Industries LTD d/b/a Vinton Unlimited Vinton Benton 2015 $34,084.00
Restoration and Display of Historic Church Painting The Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption of West Point, Iowa West Point Lee 2016 $7,297.00
Johnson County Poor Farm Barn Restoration Johnson County Iowa City Johnson 2016 $42,500.00
Salisbury House Textiles Collection: Storage Upgrade and Access Improvement Salisbury House Foundation Des Moines Polk 2016 $15,200.00
Restoration of the Slate Roof and Copper Gutters of the Heritage Center Museum Des Moines County Historical Society Burlington Des Moines 2016 $10,000.00
Sioux City Railroad Museum – Water Works Extension Project Siouxland Historical Railroad Association Sioux City Woodbury 2016 $50,000.00
The Douglas Mansion Historic Rehabilitation Project Linn County Historical Society Cedar Rapids Linn 2016 $50,000.00
Development and Installation of Interactives to Tell the Laura Musser McColm Story Muscatine Art Center/City of Muscatine Muscatine Muscatine 2016 $9,375.00
NRHP Nomination-Washington and Elizabeth Miller Tract and W.W. Lyons' Addition to Lyons' Place City of Des Moines/North of Grand Neighborhood Association Des Moines Polk 2016 $9,735.00
Land Between the Waters: The History of Nahant Marsh and Rockingham Township Nahant Marsh Education Center Davenport Scott 2016 $12,500.00
Nomination of Wilton Commercial Historic District to the NRHP Wilton Development Corporation Wilton Muscatine 2016 $9,735.00
BoatWorks Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2016 $36,817.00
Marion Historic Records Preservation-Phase II City of Marion Marion Linn 2016 $8,500.00
National Register of Historic Places Nomination: The Decorah Commercial Historic District Decorah Historic Preservation Commission Decorah Winneshiek 2016 $25,000.00
Digitization/Increased Access to Oral Histories at the Iowa Jewish Historical Society - Phase I Iowa Jewish Historical Society Waukee Dallas 2016 $21,430.00
Roof Replacement Ss.Peter and Paul Clear Creek Historical Association Harper Keokuk 2016 $25,000.00
Preserving Seed History: Protecting first-person accounts of heirloom garden crops Seed Savers Exchange Decorah Winneshiek 2016 $7,437.00