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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program

Grants-in-Aid Program

The Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program is a grants-in-aid program offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) with a goal of encouraging the collection, preservation, and sharing of Oklahoma history at the grassroots level in all parts of the state. Open to tribal and municipal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations located in Oklahoma and registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State, this grants program offers funding ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for projects focused on collections, exhibits, educational programming and capacity building. Applications for this annual program open in the fall, and award announcements are made in January.

All applicant organizations must have a strategic plan for your organization to be eligible. If your organization does not have a strategic plan, the only project you may apply for is the development of a strategic plan. Learn more about strategic plans and strategic plan development.

2022/2023 Grant Cycle

Grant Opening: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Optional Draft Applications Due: Monday, October 3, 2022
Applications Close: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Webinar Dates:
Thursday, September 1 at 1 p.m. - Register Now
Monday, September 12 at 10 a.m. - Register Now

The Oklahoma Historical Society will open applications for the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program for the 2022/2023 grant cycle on Thursday, September 1, 2022. This grants-in-aid program will set aside $600,000 to award grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to municipal, county, or tribal government, and not-for-profit historical organizations or friends groups of historical organizations registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. The grants will be specific to four categories: collections, exhibits, programs, and capacity building. The online applicationwill close on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. For applicants wishing to utilize the optional draft application feedback, draft applications are due on Monday, October 3, 2022. Award announcements will be made in late January 2023.

The grants are specific to four categories: collections, exhibits, programs, and capacity building. There is more detail in the program requirements section of this page. 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 grants@okhistory.org.