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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.

2023/2024 Grant Cycle

The Oklahoma Historical Society opened applications for the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program for the 2023/2024 grant cycle on Friday, September 1, 2023, and applications closed on Wednesday, November 1. This grants-in-aid program set aside $500,000 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. Award announcements will be made in late January 2024.

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.

For more information, please contact Grants Administrator Nicole Harvey at 405-522-5202 or grants@history.ok.gov.