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:
- Read the General Guidelines and category instructions:
- Read the scoring rubric by category:
- Complete the application
If you would like to schedule a Google Meet or Zoom Meeting with the grants manager, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Manage Your Grant
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.
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.
Learn more about the Field Services program.