Community Heritage Grants - Snohomish County
Snohomish County is currently accepting grant applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote heritage preservation in the county.
This year, the Historic Commission moved the due date for applications up to February 23, with the hope of giving more time for those who receive a grant to complete the work before the end of the year. By providing matching funds on a competitive basis, the Community Heritage Program supports projects that promote the public’s access to county history. Funding is available for professional development, public education, and capital improvements or collections management. 

“Preserving the past, building the future”

The Community Heritage Program provides up to $10,000 in financial grant resources to assist the collection, preservation and interpretation of Snohomish County’s heritage. The program is funded with a portion of document recording fees collected by the Snohomish County Auditor. The allocation of these fees for projects that “promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents” is authorized under RCW 36.22.170 (referred to in the application as HB1386 funds).
By providing matching funds on a competitive basis, the Historic Preservation Commission’s Community Heritage Program supports projects that preserve and enhance Snohomish County history for residents, visitors and future generations. To qualify for support, projects must align with one of the four program categories:
  • Professional Development
  • Public Programming
  • Capital Improvements & Equipment
  • Collections Management
Snohomish County-based nonprofit cultural organizations and public agencies that provide heritage services to the public are eligible to apply. All proposed projects must have a clear heritage focus that relates to an aspect of Snohomish County history. Projects selected for funding will be required to match the awarded funds at a dollar-for-dollar rate. All awards are made on a reimbursement basis. Only upon completionof the project products as defined in the scope, may awardees invoice Snohomish County for reimbursement of the approved expenditures.

Applications DUE: February 23, 2017
Projects must be completed by: December 15, 2017

For more information about the application process, eligibility requirements, funding categories, etc., or to applplease download the Community Heritage Application and Guidelines document.

Everett Library mural preservation:

Sky Valley project:

Edmonds collection preservation: