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.
Remember, procurement is required (see Appendix I
). If procurement is completed prior to submission of an application, please provide in the application or as an uploaded document the selected consultant’s qualifications and their scope of work as stated in their bid response. DO NOT hire the consultant until after the grant is awarded.
If procurement is to be completed after submission of an application, please provide in the application a description of the desired qualification of the consultant to be hired, an outline of the project’s deliverables and final product to be given to all bidders.
Additional structured grant options are being developed, so be sure to check the website prior to submitting a new grant application.