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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 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


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 Sort descending Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
St. Patrick's Catholic Oratory (Cedar) St. Patrick's Catholic Oratory Churdan Greene 2016 $10,338.00
Stabalization of the Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn Richard Tyler Iowa City Johnson 2019 $11,005.00
Stabilization of the Taylor County Round Barn Taylor County Historical Society Bedford Taylor 2020 $50,000.00
Starker-Leopold House and Grounds Purchase Leopold Landscape Alliance Burlington Des Moines 2019 $40,000.00
Steeple Square Stained Glass Restoration Steeple Square Dubuque Dubuque 2017 $50,000.00
Steeple Square Stained Glass Window Restoration and Training Steeple Square Dubuque Dubuque 2020 $31,935.00
Steve Rye Photo Collection Preservation Mason City Public Library Public Library Foundation Mason City Cerro Gordo 2017 $1,500.00
Storage Upgrade of Architectural Drawings and Blueprints Linn County Historical Society Cedar Rapids Linn 2013 $5,850.00
Stromstein Building Rehabilitation Worth County Historical Society Northwood Worth 2013 $50,000.00
Sumner School (aka Abbe Creek School) Museum Preservation Linn County Toddville Linn 2014 $50,000.00
Survey of National Historic Register Sites, Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway, Iowa Prairie Rivers of Iowa Ames Story 2023 $32,942.00
Swedish-American Museum Building Rehabilitation Swedish Heritage Society Foundation Swedesburg Henry 2021 $33,640.00
Tabor Historical Society Documents Preservation Program Tabor Historical Society Tabor Fremont 2015 $2,116.00
Taylor's Ford Bridge Rehabilitation Buchanan County Independence Buchanan 2022 $35,000.00
Teaching Iowa History Iowa Museum Association Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2019 $12,500.00
Teeds Grove Schoolhouse: Improvements to the Roof, Floor and Door Great River Threshers Miles Jackson 2023 $5,000.00
The A.D. McQuilkin Building Restoration Rich-Woods, Inc. Fort Dodge Webster 2013 $46,000.00
The Community Stories Project Exhibit Johnson County Historical Society Coralville Johnson 2023 $20,292.00
The Digitization of Perry's Newspaper Publishing History Perry Public Library Perry Dallas 2015 $15,315.00
The Dordt College Archives: Improving Organization and Access Dordt College Archives, John and Louise Hulst Library, Dordt College Sioux Center Sioux 2015 $927.00