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Grants
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Historic Preservation Projects

Heritage Tourism and Public Education Eligibile Projects

  • Heritage Tourism plans
  • Tour development, docent training and related podcasts
  • Minnesota history-based walking and/or mobile tours and related podcasts
  • Wayfinding for historic resources
  • Signage program for a historic district
  • Regional Heritage Tourism website collaboration 
  • Geocaching 

Historic Properties Eligibile Projects

  • Acquisition of a building threatened by imminent loss and listed in the National Register of Historic Places 
  • Pre-development work for a building that has been determined eligible for listing or is listed in the National Register
  • Preparation of a Historic Structures Report for a building that has been determined eligible for listing or is listed in the National Register.
  • Completion of a reuse study for a building that has been determined eligible for listing or is listed in the National Register
  • Exterior building preservation work on a National Register-listed building 
  • Interior systems work on a National Register-listed building
  • Work to make a building accessible (installing a ramp, elevator, lift or accessible restroom) on a National Register-listed building  
  • Restoration of a historic landscape on a National Register-listed property or landscape
  • Damage assessment of erosion at an archaeological site listed in the National Register
  • Conservation and/or stabilization of an archaeological site listed in the National Register

National Register Nominations Eligibile Projects

  • National Register evaluation of eligibility for an individual property 
  • National Register evaluation of eligibility for a historic district or landscape 
  • National Register nomination for an individual property
  • National Register nomination for a historic district or landscape 
  • Multiple Property Documentation Form and National Register nominations for groups of thematically-related resources
  • National Register nomination of an archaeological site or district, working from evaluation studies or other previous documentation 
  • Research and preparation of a Local Designation report for units of government with a Historic Preservation Ordinance and established Historic Preservation Commission

Preservation Planning Eligibile Projects

  • Develop a historic context study through analysis of the community's history
  • Prepare a preservation plan for an archaeological historic district
  • Develop architectural guidelines for an official designated area (locally designated or National Register district)
  • Create or revise a local preservation ordinance
  • Develop a preservation plan for a community or write a historic preservation chapter for a city’s comprehensive plan

Survey and Inventory and Evaluation Eligibile Projects

  • Survey of historic properties in a defined geographic area
  • Survey of a particular historic property type
  • Phase I survey of an archaeological site 
  • Developing historic contexts and specific evaluation criteria
  • Evaluation of previously surveyed historic residential or commercial properties in a community that are 50 years of age or older to determine their eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places 
  • Archaeological investigation sufficient to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places 
  • Evaluation of previously-surveyed historic properties to determine their eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Archaeological investigation sufficient to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.