May Deadline:

Publishing Historical Records in Collaborative Digital Editions

Deadline: May 8, 2024

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish online editions of historical records. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. Projects that center the voices and document the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are especially welcome.

State Library Services: Library Construction Grant

Deadline: May 17, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) makes this state funding available to public library jurisdictions for renovation, construction and improvement projects that result in more accessible library facilities. Projects may remove architectural barriers from a library building or site, remediate conditions hazardous to health or safety, renovate or expand an existing building for use as a library, or construct a new library. Refer to Minnesota Statutes 2023, section 134.45. Maximum grant amount: $1,000,000 for improvement grants or $450,000 for accessibility grants.

Rolling Deadline:

The Pomeroy Foundation: Special Interest History Grants

The Pomeroy Foundation is interested in a wide range of initiatives that help communities across the country celebrate their history and cultural heritage. Requests for Special Interest Grants can include professional development for small history organizations, technology upgrades for small history organizations, celebrations of significant national milestones in American history, digitization of materials that stabilize collections and increase public access, and more.

Music Across Minnesota

Funded by the Minnesota Department of Health and carried out by the St. Paul Conservatory of Music, this program aims to improve student social-emotional health, enhance musical arts awareness, improve engagement in school, and increase community vitality through music.  Students involved in the program will have an opportunity to engage in artistically excellent individual and group music instruction from St. Paul Conservatory of Music faculty

Rural Technology Fund Grants

The Rural Technology Fund provides grants for Rural Technology Education projects and Assistive Technology projects. If you are interested in applying for funding to support your project, please review the grant types at the link below and be sure you submit to the correct application. Applications are reviewed and grants are awarded every 30-60 days, and there are no specific deadlines for applying. Grant are  available to school and organizations operating in the United States.

Save America's Treasures Grant

This grant program is divided into two parts
  • One for preservation projects (for properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance or designated a National Historic Landmark. The property may be listed on either individually or as contributing to a nationally significant district). These awards are managed by the National Park Service.
  • One for projects involving collections (including artifacts, museum collections, documents, sculptures, and other works of art). These awards are managed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

MN Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants

Link to Deadlines & Timelines

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture. Funding is avaible in the forms of Small Grants ($10,000 or less, applications accepted quarterly), and Large Grants (over $10,000, applications accepted annually).