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 3, 2021 for projects taking place July 1, 2021 - November 30, 2023

    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 currently being accepted for the Emergency Historical Resource Development Program in the documentary collections category. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

    1. Read the guidelines
    2. Complete the application

    Manage Your Grant

    Report Forms

    To submit your final report, complete the Final Report and Payment Form online.


    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.

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