Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Now Accepting Applications for Keystone Historical Preservation Grants Program


Grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect Pennsylvania’s historical and archaeological resources.

HARRISBURG, Pa .– The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has announced that it is now accepting applications from nonprofits and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grants program.

The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect Pennsylvania’s historic and archaeological resources for the public benefit and community revitalization, the PHMC said.

The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park & ​​Conservation Fund.

A total of $ 2.5 million has been set aside for this program, an increase from recent years due to the continued popularity of the program, the PHMC said.

Two categories of grants – construction and planning – are available for historic resources in Pennsylvania that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Applicants can only apply for one type of grant.

Keystone Historic Preservation Building Grants are available for the rehabilitation, preservation and restoration of historic resources that are publicly available and owned by a non-profit organization or local government. Construction grants are available between $ 5,000 and $ 100,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.

Potential capital project applicants should attend a PHMC webinar on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:00 am To register, please visit

Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants are available for planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities. Project grant applications may include municipal planning initiatives focused on historic resources or may be used to meet building or project specific planning objectives.

Project grants are available between $ 5,000 and $ 25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match. Potential project grant applicants may opt for the Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m. program. To register, please visit

Recordings from the webinar series will be available on PHMC’s PA Trails of History YouTube channel.

Applications are due March 1, 2022.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and depend on the availability of funds.


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