In partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), the Washington Trust is pleased to announce that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the seventh round of grant funding available for owners of historic barns and the second round of grant funding for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries.

The Heritage Barn Initiative established the Heritage Barn Register in 2007, a statewide list of historically significant barns, and owners of designated Heritage Barns are once again eligible to apply for matching grants available to assist with barn stabilization and rehabilitation projects. The Historic Cemetery Preservation Program is intended to honor veterans and support the ongoing preservation of historic cemeteries through funding for capital projects. Approximately $900,000 is available to be granted through both programs; $450,000 for each. Both initiatives are programs of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

The deadline to submit applications for both grant programs is Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Applications and more information for each program can be accessed at the DAHP website:

Heritage Barn Grants              Historic Cemetery Grants


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation administers both grant programs for DAHP and will be hosting free workshops throughout the state for anyone wishing to learn more about both the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative and the Historic Cemetery Preservation Program. The Washington Trust will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the process for completing application documents.

The public is invited to attend any workshop and no registration is required. Each workshop will begin at 6:00pm with the first hour (6:00-7:00pm) about the Historic Cemetery Grants and the second hour (7:00-8:00pm) about the Heritage Barn Grants.

Come join us to learn more about these wonderful opportunities and the application process!

(Can’t make it to a workshop? Check out the online version for Heritage Barn Grants!)

Puget Sound – Puyallup

Monday, August 26
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

Puyallup Public Library – North Meeting Room
324 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Southwest – Chehalis

Tuesday, August 27
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

 Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library – Large Meeting Room
400 N Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA 98532

Olympic Peninsula – Port Angeles

Thursday, September 5
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

Port Angeles Main Library – Carver Room (South)
2210 S Peabody Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Central – Ellensburg

Monday, September 23
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

Kittitas Valley Event Center – Armory Building A
901 E. 7th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926

North/Skagit Valley – Mt Vernon

Thursday, September 26
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

Skagit City School
17508 Moore Rd.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Southeast – Walla Walla

Monday, September 30
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation
109 E Main St, Suite 302T
Walla Walla, WA 99362

East – Spokane

Tuesday, October 1
6-7pm – Historic Cemetery Grants
7-8pm – Heritage Barn Grants

Spokane Public Library – Downtown Branch – Room 1B
906 W. Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

Anyone unable to attend a workshop in their area is encouraged to contact the Washington Trust for more information about these programs:

Barns: Jennifer Mortensen, 206-462-2999 or
Cemeteries: Julianne Patterson, 206-535-1044 or