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State Grants

Historic Preservation State Grant Fund

The South Carolina Department of Archives & History is pleased to announce that the new Historic Preservation State Grant Fund is accepting applications. The purpose of the State Grant Fund is to support historic preservation projects that benefit local communities through the physical repair and rehabilitation of South Carolina’s historic buildings. $1,000,000 in state funding is available for the 2023-2024 grant application cycle.  

Eligible Applicants are nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3)], local governments, and federal or state recognized Native American tribes.

Grants ranging from $40,000 to $200,000 will be awarded for the stabilization and weatherization of historic buildings. A minimum 20% cash match of the Total Project Cost is required. Buildings must be listed as a contributing resource in a National Register of Historic Places historic district or individually listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Project work must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. 

The deadline for submittal of the 2023-2024 Applications is 5:00 PM on December 31, 2023. 

Late applications will not be considered. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Grant applicants will be notified by February 28, 2024 if their project has been selected for grant funding. Projects awarded grants must be completed within 1 year from the date the Grant Award letter is signed.


2023-2024 State Grant Fund Application (PDF)

Please review the Guidelines (pages 2 to 5 of the Application) for more information about the Applicant Requirements, what Grant Funding Will Support/ Will Not Support, and the Grant Selection Criteria and Review.


Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

For additional questions or assistance with your Historic Preservation State Grant Fund Application, please send an email to SCDAH staff will be glad to schedule consultations, review drafts of applications, or talk through proposed projects and ideas.

Grant Awards

FY 2023 Grant Awards (PDF)