Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program
The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will open applications for the 2020/2021 grant cycle of the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program on Friday, September 11. This grants-in-aid program sets aside $500,000 to award grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 to municipal, county or tribal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations, as well as the support groups for these entities. All not-for-profit applicants must be registered with the Oklahoma secretary of state. The grants will be specific to four categories: collections, exhibits, programs, and capacity building. The online application process will open Friday, September 11, 2020, and close Friday, October 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. For applicants wishing to receive optional draft application feedback, draft applications will be due October 2, 2020. Award announcements will be made in late January 2021.
2020/2021 Grant Cycle Dates
Friday, September 11, 2020, at 8 a.m. – Online application opens
Friday, October 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. – Optional draft applications due; Learn more about draft applications
Friday, October 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. – Final applications are due; applications must be submitted via the online platform
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. – via Zoom Register Now
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. – via Zoom
November 3–December 15, 2020 – OHS Staff Committee reviews applications
December 15, 2020 – OHS Staff Committee provides OHS Board Subcommittee with recommendations/rankings
December 15, 2020–January 22, 2021 – OHS Board Subcommittee reviews applications and OHS Staff Committee rankings/recommendations
January 27, 2021 – OHS Board Subcommittee makes a final recommendation to OHS Board of Directors for approval
January 28, 2021 – Recipients and applicants are notified of the board's decision via email
February 15, 2021 – Contracts are initiated
The grants are specific to four categories: collections, exhibits, programs, and capacity building. The amounts will generally range from $1,000 to $20,000, with the exception of grants for the development of a strategic plan, which must be between $500 and $5,000. Please note that projects such as architectural plans, expansions, and repairs will not be eligible for funding.
For more information or questions, please contact Grants Administrator Nicole Harvey at 405-522-5202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.