The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission offers multiple funding opportunites to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the Commonwealth. This section will provide you with information about each program and each type of grant. To view the complete guidelines for each grant category, please click on the heading in the list on the left navigation menu.

FY 2014-2015 PHMC Grant Program Update

Keystone Historic Preservation Program - Application Deadline March 2, 2015

The enacted Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Budget maintained the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund that provides funding for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program. The Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program provides funding support for projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources. The maximum grant award from PHMC to an organization is $25,000 for project-focused activities and $50,000 for construction activities. Grants require a 50/50 CASH match.  The application submission deadline is March 2, 2015.  For program information, please contact Karen Arnold, program manager at (717) 783-9927 or or review the Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants or the Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants page.

Museum Assistance Grant Program - Cancelled

The enacted Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Budget did not provide funding for Museum Assistance Grant line item.  The Museum Assistance grant program provided funding support for Pennsylvania's museums and historical organizations including General Operating Support for Museums and County Historical Societies, Statewide Organizations, Project Grants, Statewide Conferences, Historical Markers and Technical Assistance. If you have any questions or require further clarification on the status of the PHMC grant program, please contact Scott Doyle at (717) 783-6012 or

Certified Local Government Grant Program - Application Deadline: January 16, 2015. Please submit all application materials to by 5:00 pm.

Funding under this program is limited to federally designated Certified Local Governments. There is only one type of grant.

  • Competitive
  • Matching 50/50
  • Maximum Award $18,000. The Review Committee may, at its discretion, approve an award greater than $18,000.
  • Grants are available to support projects in the following categories:

    • Shared Services/Curcuit Rider
    • Planning
    • Design Guidelines or Design Assistance
    • National Register Nominations/Multiple Property Documentation 
    • Revitalization/Reuse Studies
    • Cultural Resource Survey
    • Public Education
    • Training
    • Program Administration 

Certified Local Government Coordinator
Andrea MacDonald
(717) 787-4215

Certified Local Government Grant Manager
Rhonda Johnson
(717) 783-2838

Application Submission Deadline: January 16, 2015

  Name Description
MS Word Documents CLG Grant Application FY 2015 CLG Grant Application
PDF Documents CLG Grant Guidelines and Instructions FY 2015 CLG Grant Guidelines and Instructions
Web Pages eGRANT Link to online eGRANT system
PDF Documents HP_evaluation_criteria.pdf HP_evaluation_criteria
PDF Documents KHP_Construction Application.2014.pdf Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants
PDF Documents KHP_Project Application.2014.pdf Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants
PDF Documents MarkerNominationFormPDF.pdf Marker Nomination Form Word
MS Word Documents MarkerNominationFormWord.doc PENNSYLVANIA
Grants Forms

For Reference Only.  Please use the eGrant system to submit grant applications.