2024 Education Trust Fund Grant Program Announced


January 11, 2024                                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2024 Education Trust Fund Grant Program Announced

Montgomery – The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2024 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications January 16 through March 29, 2024.

The AHC will administer a $3,300,000 Historic Sites Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature for improvements to and educational programming at historic sites or historical monuments in Alabama.

“Our state’s history is important, and the legislature realizes this,” said Senator Arthur Orr. “All across Alabama we have sites that are important to each of us to remind us of who we are or were as a people. Thanks to our partnership with the Alabama Historical Commission, we are able to preserve and maintain elements of our past.”

Grants will be awarded to public or non-profit entities who own monuments that commemorate historical events and places, or operate sites in Alabama that reflect a historical education-based mission and concentrate on historical educational programming. Preference will be given to properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places that were built before 1840 and are publicly owned and accessible to the public; properties built in or before 1943 that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places; and any property built after 1943 that significantly contributed to the civil rights movement. Grant amounts will not exceed $75,000 for any one entity and must be used within two years of receiving the grant.

The funding appropriation is a million dollar increase from the previous year. “Increased funding for these grants reflects the overwhelming success of the program” said Alabama Historical Commission Chairman, Dr. James Day. “Many buildings have been preserved and restored in recent years, and various facets of Alabama history have been enhanced.” Day continued, “The AHC acknowledges and appreciates the interest and support of the State Legislature. By investing in Alabama’s past, we are forging a path for our future.”

“Last fiscal year, the Historic Sites 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 2024 grant program is to assist historic sites throughout Alabama with both improvements and educational programming, which will help preserve them for future generations. Thank you to the Alabama Legislature and Governor Kay Ivey for funding this much needed grant program to help preserve Alabama’s historic sites. 

Applicants must submit an official 2024 Historic Sites Grant application available on the AHC Submittable platform. For more information, please visit the Grants page on the Alabama Historical Commission website.

To learn more about the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit ahc.alabama.gov.




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 ahc.alabama.gov  



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