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HHGP Announcement FY 2021

Published on: 7/30/2020 10:47 AM
The County of Santa Clara Historical Heritage Commission and
the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department
announce the

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.

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?
$990,000 is available for Fiscal Year 2021.

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.
Online Technical Workshops

Two technical workshops will be held in August to provide prospective applicants with technical information regarding the grant program and application packet filing process. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop before preparing a grant application packet. Each workshop will contain the same information.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM and Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Contact Grant Program Staff via email to to register for a Technical Workshop. Meeting log-in information will be sent to you via email.

Application and Procedures Guide:

The guide will soon be available on the County of Santa Clara Park and Recreation Department’s website. Please visit and click on “FY2021 Grant Application and Workshop Announcement.”

Application due date:      Thursday, October 22, 2020

For more information please contact:

April Smith, Management Analyst
County of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department

Historical Heritage Grant Program Application & Procedures guide for FY 2021

HHGP Appendices A – F


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