State Historical Society of Iowa
Historical Resource Development Program Grants
Deadline: TBD, The next application cycle will open in late January 2019 (last deadline was April 25, 2018)
Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) Grants may be used to support the preservation and conservation of historic resources, as well as for professional training and educational programs related to the stewardship of historical resources. HRDP grants may be used to fund some emergency projects. Funded projects must fall into one of the following grant categories: Documentary Collections; Historic Preservation; Museums. Grant Amount/Period: up to $50,000/year. Matching required. Contact: Kristen Van der Molen, 515-281-4228, email@example.com More information available here.
Country School Grant Program
Deadline: TBD (last deadline was April 25, 2018)
The State Historical Society of Iowa provides funds for the preservation and maintenance of Iowa’s one- and two-room country schools, as well as for educational programming that takes place at country schools. Grant Amount/Period: up to $5,000/year. Matching required. Contact Kristen Van der Molen, 515-281-4228, firstname.lastname@example.org More information available here.
Cultural Trust Stability Grant
Deadline: TBD 2018 (last deadline was May 1, 2017)
Apply for matching funds to enhance an organization’s stability. The program provides funding to assist cultural organizations in instituting best practices while developing strategic and fundraising plans. Application materials will be available in the spring of 2017. More information is available here.
Certified Local Government Grant Program
Deadlines: TBD (last deadline was August 31, 2018)
The Certified Local Government grant program is open only to those Iowa cities, counties and land use districts that have signed a Certified Local Government Agreement with the State of Iowa and National Park Service. In addition, in order to be eligible to apply for this grant opportunity, the Certified Local Government must be in good standing and current in its submission of Iowa Certified Local Government annual reports. Grants can be used for: National Register nominations; Education projects; Surveys; Planning for preservation; Planning projects. More information is available here.
Iowa Arts Council
Deadline: TBD (last deadline was May 1, 2018)
Project Grants are designed to create opportunities for the arts to flourish in Iowa by investing in projects that support Iowa Arts Council funding priorities. Grant Amount/Period: varies/grant cycle. Contact: Veronica O’Hern, 515-281-3293, email@example.com. More information is available here.
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
Iowa residents who have worked in museums, libraries, and archives and are members of ICPC are eligible to apply for reimbursement for the cost of training at qualified institutions. More information available here. Grant Amount/Period: up to $500/year. Contact: Grace Linden, firstname.lastname@example.org.