Education and Outreach

Criteria for Education and Outreach Grants

Organizations may apply for funding for research, education and outreach that focus on some aspect of Montana history. These proposals should:

  • Provide an educational opportunity for an identified audience (e.g. K-12 students, tourists, museum staff or volunteers, historic preservation officers)
  • Identify and address a specific need
  • Focus on a significant task (or set of tasks) or theme areas relevant and significant to Montana history

Some examples of eligible projects include:

  • Surveys, inventories, and/or assessments of collections, buildings, districts or other groups of historically significant objects, sites, or structures in advance of a restoration or preservation project
  • Developing a collections plan or an exhibits plan
  • Developing and delivering a workshop (or series of workshops) that provide professional development opportunities for museums or preservation staff/volunteers
  • Creating a walking or driving tour of a district, region or area (esp. with mobile applications)
  • Developing a multi-organizational marketing tool (brochure or pamphlet for a group of heritage tourism organizations)
  • Research and development of interpretive panels or signs

In most cases, the MHF Grants Program does not fund:

  • Historical re-enactments or impersonations
  • Public presentations or lectures
  • Individual research projects
  • National Register nominations