GRANTS

The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2020 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through August 15, 2019.  AHC will administer a $900,000 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature in the 2020 Fiscal Year (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020), for improvements as well as educational programming at historic sites in Alabama. 

Grants will be awarded to public or non-profit entities who own and operate historic sites in Alabama, reflect an education-based mission, concentrate on educational programming, and reflect the geographical diversity of the state.  Grants will not be awarded to any entity receiving funding directly or indirectly from the Education Trust Fund or the General Fund.  Grants will also not be awarded to any private or for-profit business or organization. Amounts will not exceed $20,000 for any one entity. Preference will be given to properties built before 1840 that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, historic school structures, and properties built before 1943 that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Last fiscal year, the Capital Enhancements Grant Program helped to facilitate several types of improvements, including roof replacements, window restorations, and exterior painting,” said Lisa D. Jones, Executive Director of the Alabama Historical Commission. “The goal of the 2020 grant program is to assist historic sites throughout Alabama with both improvements as well as educational programming, which will help preserve them for future generations. Thank you to the Alabama Legislature for funding this much needed grant program to help preserve Alabama’s historic sites.”

Applicants must complete an official 2020 Historic Sites Grant application available on the AHC website. Grant Application Guidelines are also available on the AHC website.    

Please complete and submit supporting forms for grant application.

1) W-9

2) Beason-Hammon Compliance

3) Alabama Vendor Disclosure Statement

Applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to Stephanie Hamil, Contracts and Grants, Alabama Historical Commission, by August 15, 2019. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. AHC will announce the grant awards in October 2019. All grant guidelines and details about eligibility can be found here.  Applications for the 2020 Grant Program can be found here.

Potential Funding Sources and Resources Funding Sources and Resources

Alabama Funding Sources

These community and corporate foundations, nonprofit organizations and state agencies support preservation projects.

Alabama Resources

Many Alabama organizations offer training and assistance for research, grant writing and fundraising. Some resources are membership-based, while others offer free assistance.

National Funding Sources

These corporate foundations, nonprofit organizations and federal agencies support preservation projects.

National Resources

Many national organizations offer training and assistance for research, grant writing and fundraising. Some resources are membership-based, while others offer free assistance.