Guide to Grants
The Bureau of Historic Preservation administers two grant programs which assist in the identification, excavation, protection and rehabilitation of historic and archaeological sites; provide public information and museum exhibits on the history of Florida; and encourage preservation in smaller cities and rural areas.
Historic Preservation "Small-Matching" Grants
Assist in identification, excavation, protection, and rehabilitation of historic and archaeological sites in Florida; provide public information; and encourage preservation in smaller cities.
Departments or agencies of the state, including universities, cities, counties and other units of local government, and not-for-profit organizations in good standing with Division of Corporations.
Maximum matching grant of $50,000; required match is 1:1 or one applicant dollar for every one state dollar requested. REDI counties or communities may request a complete waiver of grant match requirements.
TBD for the period of July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.
Special Category Grants
To assist major archaeological excavations, large restoration projects at historic structures, and major museum exhibit projects involving the development and presentation of information on the history of Florida.
Departments or agencies of the state, including universities, cities, counties and other units of local government, and not-for-profit organizations in good standing with Division of Corporations. A minimum need of $50,000 is required for consideration.
Range from $50,000 to $350,000. Per the October 14, 2009 adoption of Chapter 1A-39, Florida Administrative Code, the minimum match for each grant application shall be the greater of $50,000 (cash and/or in-kind services or materials) or 50% of the requested grant amount, unless the project is located in a REDI county or community. The match requirement for qualifying REDI applicants is 10% of the requested grant amount.
There will be no deadline for new applications during 2012, as the list of recommended projects not funded by the 2012 Legislature will be “rolled over” to be reconsidered by the 2013 Legislature. These “rollover” applicants will be required to submit an application update by July 13, 2012.
Public Educational Exhibit History Museum Grants
Division of Historical Resources
R.A. Gray Building, 4th Floor
500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250