Office of History and Archaeology Grants

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. 

Historic Preservation Fund Development and Predevelopment Grants

When the Office of History and Archaeology can, it makes available funds from its annual Historic Preservation Fund grant to help owners of historic preservation properties with rehabilitation projects. Individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, Native and local government entities can apply. All work must follow The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties, and owners must agree to a covenant to not knowingly destroy the historic character of the property. The grants are for a maximum of $25,000, must be matched, and are awarded on a competitive basis. 

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)

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