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Grants News

  • Small Matching applications will be accepted only via the new Department grant online system beginning April 1 and ending May 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. Applications submitted in ways other than the Department grants online system or after the established submission period will be deemed ineligible. Potential applicants may access the Departments grants online system at We strongly encourage organizations to review the solicitation letter, application template, and pdf copy of How to Apply for a Small Matching Grant ( as these will assist in preparation of an application. 

    Small Matching Solicitation (.pdf)

  • The new online system is scheduled to open April 1, 2017. Submission periods for Small Matching and Special Category applications will soon be announced. Prospective applicants should access the sample applications provided below as a guide regarding information and documents that will need to be submitted when applying for a historic preservation grant. Please be aware that each Applicant Organization will need to complete the application and provide supportive material (in the form of attachments) via the new online system.

            DHR Small Matching Application (.pdf)

            DHR Special Category Sample Application (.pdf)

  • The FY2018 Review and Ranking Meeting for Special Category applications occurred on Monday, October 17th, 2016, through Wednesday, October 19th, 2016.

              FY2018 Special Category Recommended Funding List (.pdf)

  • The How to Manage Your Grant webinar occurred on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. A pdf version of the webinar power point is available on both the Small Matching and Special Category webpages on the right hand side of the screen.
       How to Manage Your Grant - Webinar Agenda (.pdf) 

Historic Preservation Grants Program Overview

The Historic Preservation Grants Program allocates state funds appropriated by the Legislature and federal funds apportioned to the state by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, for the preservation and protection of the state's historic and archaeological sites and properties. The program is administered by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State and is governed by rules in Chapter 1A-39, Florida Administrative Code and Section 267.0617, Florida Statutes.

Two types of grants are awarded through this program: Small Matching Grants and Special Category Grants. Please see the respective pages for further information. 

Those eligible to apply for grant funding include state agencies, state universities, non-profit organizations, units of local government, cities, towns, and counties. Private property owners are not eligible for state grant funding from the Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources.

Grants Category Information

There are two categories of grants offered by the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Please click on the links below to learn more about each type.

  Special Category Grants Small Matching Grants
Application Period May 2 - July 8, 2016 February 29 - April 29, 2016
Reviewed October 2016 July 12-13, 2016
Funding Request $50,000 to $500,000 Up to $50,000
Reviewed By Florida Historical Commission Secretary Approved Panel (pdf)
Grant Period July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019 July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

To view past Bureau of Historic Preservation Grant Awards, visit the Division's Historic Preservation Grant Recipients Search page.  

To view past Department of State Grant Awards, visit the Department's Grants History Online Search Tool (GHOST).

Grant Contract, Payment and Record Requirements

For grants recipients and potential grant recipients; please review and be familiar with the State requirements and guidelines for allowable project costs as outlined in the Department of Financial Services' Reference Guide for State Expenditures (.pdf)

Grants Contact

Physical Address

Historic Preservation Grants Program
Division of Historical Resources
R. A. Gray Building, 4th Floor
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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