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July 21, 2020


Alabama Historical Commission Announces 2021 Grant Program


(Montgomery, AL) The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2021 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through August 21, 2020.


AHC will administer a $ $1,075,000 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature in the 2021 Fiscal Year (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021), 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 $30,000 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 2021 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.” 


The Alabama Historical Commission's 2020 Grant Program was very successful – more than $2 million dollars were requested from the $900,000 appropriated funds.


Grant Application Guidelines are available on the AHC website.  Applicants must complete an official 2021 Historic Sites Grant application available on the AHC website  at

Applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to Renee Fuller, Contracts and Grants, Alabama Historical Commission, by August 21, 2020Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. AHC will announce the grant awards in October 2020. All grant guidelines and details about eligibility can be found on the AHC website.  


To learn more about the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit


About the Alabama Historical Commission 

Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit   


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