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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

History Projects

Historic Preservation Projects

Structured Grant Options

The structured option for small grants provides a simplified application for projects tailored to common needs of historical organizations. Additional structured grant options are being developed, so be sure to check the website prior to submitting a new grant application.


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.