Thank you for visiting the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's grants website. The Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Listed below are descriptions and links to the various sections of the PHMC website. Contact information for the various grants program staff is located on the Directory. Please contact a grants staff member if you cannot find information on the website.
Cultural and Historical Support Program - Application Deadline December 12, 2014
The PHMC is pleased to announce that this year it will be awarding just under $2 million in grants to qualified museums and official county historical societies under the Cultural and Historic Support program. This is a one-year, interim grant program using funds placed in PHMC's operating budget by the state legislature and restricted for this purpose only. Working in concert with legislative leadership to determine the best way to distribute these limited funds, applicants must meet organizational eligibility requirements and awards are based on a calculation that uses the operating budget from the most recently completed fiscal year.
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery for Historic Properties Grant Program
On behalf of the National Park Service, funding is available to individuals and nonprofit organizations for the rehabilitation of historic properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Historic properties are defined as those either listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Only documentable hurricane-related damage is eligible for grant assistance, and funds may not be used to address damage or deterioration that existed prior to the storm. Project related expenses are reimbursable; the PHMC can only reimburse owners for those repair expenses that were not covered by the owner’s property or flood insurance. Owners may apply for any difference between the actual cost of the completed work and the insurance settlement.
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 projects. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or review the Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants or the Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants page.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2015. Please submit all application materials to email@example.com by 5:00 pm.
Funding under this program is limited to federally designated Certified Local Governments. There is only one type of grant.
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
Design Guidelines or Design Assistance
National Register Nominations/Multiple Property Documentation
Cultural Resource Survey
Certified Local Government Coordinator Andrea MacDonald (717) 787-4215 firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Local Government Grant Manager Rhonda Johnson (717) 783-2838 email@example.com
Application Submission Deadline: January 16, 2015
Application Submission Deadlines
Application Submission Deadlines are available by clicking on the link on left navigation bar. A timeline is provided under each Application Submission Deadline with information regarding review and notification of award, as well as project start and end dates.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission requires all applicants to use the electronic grant application process . Visit this site to view the advantages of using eGrant, to pre-register and to file your grant application with the Commission.
The following forms are for reference only (with the exception of the Historical Marker nomination and Certified Local Government Grant Application). Otherwise, please use the eGrant system to submit grant applications.