Preservation Grants for Veterans’ Collections, Sites and Memorials

Second round of funding available for Veterans’ Collections, Sites and Memorials.

The application period begins January 23, 2017 and ends on April 28, 2017.

Grant Guidelines

Grant Application

Project Notification Form for Massachusetts Historical Commission (required for memorial, site, and monument applications)

The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) announces that beginning January 23, 2017 they are accepting applications for a second round of matching grants to preserve objects, sites, and document collections that are significant to the history and experiences of military veterans in the Commonwealth.

The program is an extension of the grants awarded by the Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the American Civil War. During two rounds of funding this Commission awarded over $265,000 in matching funds to 58 projects across the Commonwealth.

The program is open to Massachusetts municipalities and non-profit organizations, such as libraries, historical societies and commissions, museums, and universities. Grants provide state matching funds of up to 50 percent of a project’s total cost, but not exceeding $7,500 for applications from single institutions or $10,000 for applications from multiple institutions for collaborative projects.  Eligible projects may include the renovation, rehabilitation, restoration, or enhancement of existing monuments or memorials relevant to the military encounters and veterans.  Proposals to construct new markers for historically significant sites will also be considered.  Eligible projects also include preservation or digitization of historic documents and enhancing access to archival collections. Planning projects will also be considered.