Historical Resource Development Program

    Apply for 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: Applications due May 1, 2023 for projects taking place July 1, 2023 - November 30, 2025

    How to Apply

    Historical Resource Development Program Annual Grant Cycle

    Applications are now being accepted for the Historical Resource Development Program. Applicants can access the 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 kristen.vandermolen@iowa.gov to set up a meeting time.

    Emergency Historical Resource Development Program
    Applications are not currently being accepted for the Emergency Historical Resource Development Program. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will reopen in July 2023. 

    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 Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs 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 Award History

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