History Emergencies!

Grants Criteria

The Montana History Foundation proudly introduces a new program called History Emergencies! 

History Emergencies! offers grant funding of $1,000 – $7,500 and requires a  50% match (cash or in-kind) from the applicant.

History Emergencies! provides funding to restore, conserve, or repair historic resources that are a direct benefit to the community and in imminent danger.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • restoration or repair of an historic structure or monument damaged by a catastrophic event (tornado, blizzard, fire, flood)
  • collection of oral histories from elderly or other at-risk persons
  • restoration of significant artifacts or documents to arrest or reverse damage or deterioration
  • preventing the immediate destruction or demolition of a significant historic resource

Applicants must be a non-profit tax-exempt organization (IRS designation) or an exempt governmental unit to be eligible for History Emergencies! funding.  Proposed projects must be accomplished according to professional and historically accurate standards.  We do not provide funding for legal action or litigation.

There is no deadline for History Emergencies! Applications are accepted at any time (outside of the normal granting cycle) and award decisions are communicated within 3-6 weeks with final reports due 6 months after receipt of funding.

History Emergencies! grant applications are not accepted during the regular granting cycle.  If you have a History Emergency during this time, please give us a call.