Office of History and Archaeology Grants

Historic Preservation Fund Training Grants for Certified Local Governments

The Office of History and Archaeology is proud to announce a new Training Grant opportunity for Certified Local Government historic preservation staff and board members!

2020 Grant Announcement
Travel Grant Application
NAPC Forum 2020 conference material
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Before Ft William Seward Building #38, HPF Development Grant recipient
Ft William Seward Building #38 (before)

After Ft William Seward Building #38, HPF Development Grant recipient
Ft William Seward Building #38 (after)

Historic Preservation Fund Development and Predevelopment Grants

When the Office of History and Archaeology can, it makes these funds available from its annual Historic Preservation Fund grant to help owners of historic properties with rehabilitation projects. Individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, Native and local governmental entities can apply. All work must follow The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties, and owners must execute a covenant to protect the historic character of the property. The grants are for a maximum of $24,000, must be matched one-to-one and are awarded on a competitive basis. 

Certified Local Government Grants

Ten percent of the annual Historic Preservation Fund grant to Alaska is designated for Certified Local Government projects. Local governments with approved historic preservation programs and designated Certified Local Governments are eligible for these grants. The grants are administered through the Office of History and Archaeology and reviewed by the Alaska Historical Commission. The grants are for historic preservation projects, must be matched, and are awarded on a competitive basis. 

Alaska Historical Commission Grants

The Alaska Historical Commission promotes special initiatives, such as commemorating anniversaries of significant events in Alaska history, when there is widespread state support for them. The commission works with the Office of History and Archaeology to make funds available for planning, research, interpretation, public education, and development projects to assist these initiatives. The grants must be matched and are awarded on a competitive basis. 

For more information

Please contact the Grants Administrator at:
jean.ayers@alaska.gov
907-269-8694
State of Alaska: Dept. of Natural Resources
Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501