GRANTS


The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2023 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through June 30, 2022.

AHC will administer a $2,300,000 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature in the 2023 Fiscal Year (Oct. 1, 2022-Sept. 30, 2023), for improvements to and educational programming at historic sites in Alabama, and for monuments to commemorate historical events and places.

“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 and operate historic sites in Alabama that reflect an education-based mission and concentrate on educational programming. Preference will be given to properties built before 1840 to 1943 that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, historic school structures, 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 1 (one) 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 2023 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 for funding this much needed grant program to help preserve Alabama’s historic sites.”

AHC will announce the grant awards in September 2022

  •  2023 ETF Grant Application
  •  2023 ETF Grant Guidelines
  •  Certificate of Compliance Alabama Beason-Hammon Act (if the organization has no employees)
  •  2022 Semi-Annual Grant Report
  •  2023 Semi-Annual Grant Report
  • If you have further questions, please contact LaTarra Tetter, Grants Manager, at grants@ahc.alabama.gov or 334-230-2680.


    Potential 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.