Preserving Historic Cemeteries
The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the availability of grant funds through the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program. Established in 2016 with the enactment of House Bill 2637, the capital grant program is intended to benefit the public by preserving outstanding examples of the state’s historical heritage, enabling historic cemeteries to continue to serve their communities, and honoring the military veterans buried within them. Any cemetery within the state of Washington that contains 5 or more burials, with at least one burial more than 50 years old, is eligible for this grant program.
The Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program is a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP). Management of the grant portion of the program is provided by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation under contract with DAHP. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is Washington’s only statewide non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to historic preservation.
2021-2023 Historic Cemetery Grants
The application period is open now until Sunday – October 17, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Application Assistance Office Hours – 5-6pm on September 8, 22, and October 6 on ZOOM
Assistance from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is available by phone, by email, through workshops or travel and occasionally site visits. Please contact call us at (206) 462-2999 or via email with questions.
Past Cemetery Grant Recipient Links
The Historic Cemetery Grant Program is a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP). Additional program information can be found on the DAHP website.
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