The County of Santa Clara Historical Heritage Commission and
the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department
HISTORICAL HERITAGE GRANT PROGRAM
a GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for Fiscal Year 2019
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara established the Historical Heritage Grant
Program (HHGP) in 1990 to promote historic preservation and the awareness of significant cultural,
historical, and archaeological resources within Santa Clara County. Funding is provided through the
dedication of a portion of the County Park Charter Development Funds to the HHGP.
On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved an increased funding appropriation
for this program.
Who may apply? Local public agencies and non-profit corporations with 501(c)(3) certification,
located within the geographical limits of Santa Clara County.
How much money is available? There is currently $590,000 available for Fiscal Year 2019.
What kind of projects are funded?
Projects must involve the stabilization, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or interpretation of
locally designated historic resources. The HHGP is limited to projects involving the development of
real property, as opposed to personal property. The project must be located in a public park or on
private property dedicated to park purposes. The project must involve a locally designated historic
resource (landmark or contributing resource to a local historic district or the equivalent) protected by
a city or County historic preservation ordinance./
Application and Procedures Guide:
The guide will soon be available on the County of Santa Clara Park and Recreation Department’s
website. Please visit www.parkhere.org
and click on “2019 Grant Application and Workshop
Application due date: Friday, October 5, 2018
An application procedural webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 29th from 10am-11am. If you are interested in joining the online webinar, please contact Christian Elliott via email. This webinar will cover the same information covered in prior in-person “technical workshops”.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Christian Elliott, Management Analyst
County of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: (408) 355-2291