Department of Commerce
Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program
The Montana Historic Preservation Grant (MHPG) Program is a state-funded program created in 2019 as a result of Senate Bill 338, Sections 1 through 17. The MHPG Program is designed to support public or private entities with the preservation of historic sites, historical societies, or history museums through grant funding.
Eligible applicants can apply to complete projects or activities for the preservation of historic sites, historical societies, or history museums. Preservation activities include:
- Internal or external “brick-and-mortar” improvements that will address infrastructure, building renovation, maintenance, or building code issues
- Improvements that will enhance security, climate control, or fire protection; and
- Projects with a total cost over $50,000 may use up to 10% of grant funding for planning and/or grant administration costs that are directly related to the preservation activities A. and B.
Historic sites will be considered eligible if one of the below criteria is met:
- Structure or site is listed on National, State, or Local Historic Registry
- Structure or site contributes to a historic district
- A structure more than 50 years old and has documented significance to the history of a Montana community or region
Match is encouraged and may increase the competitiveness of an application, but is not required unless the applicant is a for-profit entity.
- Individuals applying through a fiscal agent
- Individuals applying in coordination with a local government
- For-profit or not for profit organizations and businesses
- Incorporated city or town
- Consolidated government
- Tribal government
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