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Historic Grant Program

Published on: 5/31/2019 9:47 AM
The Board of Supervisors established the Historic Grant Program (HGP) in 2018 with the purpose of celebrating history in Santa Clara county with a preference for Projects that acknowledge and celebrate untold stories and/or underrepresented/disadvantaged communities. 

This can include, but is not limited to, the history of women, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Italian Americans, Native Americans, LGBTQ, viticulture/viticultural communities, agriculture/ agricultural communities, individual communities, technology, and politics and government.

Available Grant Funds
$5 million dollars in matching funds is available for FY2019, with $1 million allocated to each of the five Supervisorial Districts in Santa Clara county.

Public entities and non-profit organizations (e.g. 501(c)(3) corporations) are eligible to apply for grant funds for Projects located within the geographic limits of Santa Clara county. Attendance at one of the five (5) offered technical workshops was mandatory for applicant eligibility.

Project Eligibility – REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 28, 2019
Projects must satisfy all three requirements and be registered by an eligible applicant:

  1. Be located or take place in Santa Clara county,
  2. Involve something of historical significance related to Santa Clara county residents and/or communities, and 
  3. Be able to be completed within three (3) years from the date of grant award from the Board.

Projects will be categorized into one of three types: 

  1. Capital Improvement
  2. Non-Capital Improvement
  3. Events

Applications  - DUE JULY 19, 2019
Eligible applicants will receive an electronic invitation to apply based on project registrations. Applications from ineligible applicants will not be accepted.

For more information, download the HGP Procedural Guide​ and the HGP 5/29/19 PROGRAM UPDATE.

Program Contact:  Jessica Johnson, Management Analyst (408) 355-2287,​

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