Heritage Capital Projects

The Heritage Capital Projects program provides grants for building projects that support public access to history.  Grants are funded through the state capital budget.  Nonprofits, public development authorities, ports, and local and tribal governments are encouraged to apply.

Project applications are ranked by history, museum, and preservation experts according to five criteria: 

  • Amount of public access to history provided by project
  • Community support for project
  • Readiness to proceed and complete grant in 2 years
  • Capacity to finish the project
  • Operations stability to support facility for 13 years

2019-2021 Funded Projects

Thirty-six projects are being funded in the Washington State Historical Society's 2019-2021 Capital Budget request.  

Please contact the Heritage Capital Projects Manager, Lissa Kramer (, with any questions.  Requests for documents should be directed to the WSHS Public Records Officer, Misty Reese(

Funding Opportunity Announced

The application period is now closed.  The next application cycle will be for funding during the 2021-2023 biennium.  More information about the guidelines and how to apply will be announced in late December of 2019.  
Applications for the next grant cycle will be due by 5pm, Thursday, June 25, 2019.  

For grants already awarded, download: