Project Guidelines

Eligible projects fall into three project categories: community history projects, historic preservation projects, and structured grants. Keep in mind that these are guidelines, not a catalog of all possible projects. In addition, some projects might appear to fit under more than one category. If your planned project does not appear to fit into one of these categories, or if you are unsure which category should be applied to your project, call, e-mail, or write the Grants Office before submitting an application. Final product(s) must be held by a Minnesota-based organization or institution. 

History Projects

Historic Preservation Projects

Structured Grant Options

The structured option for small grants ($10,000 or less) provides a simplified, short form application for projects tailored to common needs of historical organizations. The structured project categories provide further guidance to an applicant. Projects that are compatible with the guidance outlined are encouraged to apply using the structured short form.
If the project is more complicated than the simplified application can accommodate or broader in scope than the guidance given, applying in the history or historic preservation project categories using the longer (standard) grant application may be a better choice.  

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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.