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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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Lodomillo Township #4, Clayton County, Country School Renovation Friends of Lodomillo #4 Clayton County - Heritage Museum of the Knights Strawberry Point Clayton 2022 $5,000.00
Loemker Lantern Slide Show Loras College, Center for Dubuque History Dubuque Dubuque 2015 $10,970.00
Madison County Courthouse Exterior Restoration Project Madison County Historic Preservation Commission Winterset Madison 2021 $50,000.00
Manchester Newspaper Microfilm and Digitization Project Manchester Public Library Manchester Delaware 2019 $9,025.00
Mansion Envelope Restoration Project: Phase II South Elevation Brucemore, Inc. Cedar Rapids Linn 2020 $50,000.00
Mansion Museum Portico Project Winnebago Historical Society Forest City Winnebago 2016 $50,000.00
Maple Grove Schoolhouse: Improvements to the Foundation, Roof & Lights Rona L. Wyant Marengo Iowa 2022 $2,936.00
Maquoketa Carnegie Library Tuckpointing Maquoketa Public Library Maquoketa Jackson 2022 $30,000.00
Marion Alumni Association Historic Preservation Marion Independent School Foundation and Alumni Association Marion Linn 2022 $5,000.00
Marion Historic Records Preservation-Phase II City of Marion Marion Linn 2016 $8,500.00
Marion Historic Records Preservation-Phase II City of Marion Marion Linn 2014 $4,072.00
Masonic Lodge Restoration Phase III Grant Community Preservationists Grant Montgomery 2015 $25,896.00
Masonry Rehabilitation of the West Façade of the Lisbon History Center Building City of Lisbon Lisbon Linn 2023 $22,000.00
Mathias Ham House Conditions Assessment Dubuque County Historical Society Dubuque Dubuque 2019 $45,175.00
McCormick's Vault Interactive Exhibit Pottawattamie Arts Culture & Entertainment Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 2021 $5,779.00
Microfilm and Digitize Buena Vista University Alumni Publications Buena Vista University Storm Lake Buena Vista 2020 $2,491.00
Microfilm issues of the Keosauqua Republican and other area newspapers. Van Buren County Historical Society Keosauqua Van Buren 2015 $400.00
Microfilm, Digital Format, Web Based Search of West Bend Journal Newspaper West Bend Public Library West Bend Palo Alto 2016 $1,542.00
Microfilming and Preserving the Mount Pleasant News Mount Pleasant Public Library Mount Pleasant Henry 2019 $1,500.00
Microfilming Waverly Democrat and Bremer County Independent newspapers, 2009-2013 Waverly Public Library Waverly Bremer 2015 $1,350.00