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Published on: 4/22/2015 2:46 PM
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.
The Board of Supervisors is not obligated to fund any HHGP projects, even if the project has been deemed eligible for funding and/or the Historical Heritage Commission recommends  funding in any amount.
Local public agencies and non-profit corporations with 501(c)(3) certification, located within the geographical limits of Santa Clara County, are eligible to apply for grant funds for projects within the geographical limits of Santa Clara County.
Technical Workshops on April 24 & 30, 2015
Two technical workshops will be held in April to provide prospective applicants with technical information regarding the grant program and application packet filing process. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged a workshop before preparing a grant application packet.
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM
County of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department,
298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, CA
(408) 355-2200
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.
$307,890 is available for Fiscal Year 2016.
For additional information please review the Historical Heritage Grant Program Application and Procedures Guide, available via download below:

Application due date:  Thursday, July 2, 2015
For more information please contact:
Mr. Christian Elliott, Management Analyst
County of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: (408) 355-2291
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