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Historic Grant Program

Published on: 3/20/2019 10:05 AM
​The County of Santa Clara announces the release of the Historic Grant Program.

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.
$5 million in available funds / $1 million in each Supervisorial District
Applicant Eligibility
Public entities and non-profit organizations (e.g. 501(c)(3) corporations) are eligible to apply.
All applicants must attend a Technical Workshop and Register projects in advance to be deemed eligible to apply.

Project Eligibility
Projects must satisfy all three requirements:
  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 of Supervisors.
Project Types
 Projects will be categorized into one of three types:
  1. Capital Improvement
  2. Non-Capital Improvement
  3. Events
          3/18/19          Procedural Guide released
April              Technical Workshops held
6/28/19          Last day to register projects
7/19/19          Applications due
December     Awards announced
Registration & Technical Workshops (Required) 
All projects must be Registered by 6/28/19. Attendance at one workshop is required.
Technical Workshops:
  • April 3rd : 2-3:30pm
  • April 3rd : 6-7:30pm
  • April 10th : 10-11:30am
  • April 16th : 2-3:30pm
Jessica Johnson, Management Analyst – (408) 355-2287
Christian Elliott, Management Analyst – (408) 355-2291
E-mail RSVPs, Registrations and questions to -
For more information download the Historic Grant Program Procedural Guide.

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