Heritage Capital Projects

The Heritage Capital Projects (HCP) grant is for capital projects that provide public access to history. 

New things to look for in 2020:

The grant application will be online. 

The application will be completed in two stages:
  • the first stage for determining eligibility must be submitted by April 23, 2020
  • the second stage for scoring must be submitted by June 25, 2020
  • The minimum grant request has changed to $10,000 and the maximum grant request will remain $1 million

Enter Heritage Portal to access application


In response to guidelines from healthcare authorities related to  coronavirus (COVID-19), we are converting previously scheduled information sessions to online meetings.

Directions to participate in online info sessions will be sent to all registered participants.
Register for a Heritage Capital Projects info session by selecting a date and time below:
Questions? Please email us at   

Grant Timeline

February 3, 2020

Applications available online

April 23, 2020

Last day to submit Stage 1 for Threshold Review

June 25, 2020

Last day to submit Stage 2 for Advisory Panel Review

August , 2020

Public ranking (time and location to be announced)

September 2020

Ranked list submitted to state capital budget

January-June, 2021

Legislature determines state capital budget

July 1, 2021

Contracting begins

June 30, 2023

Grant projects completed


Legislative Funding Process

Through the application review, the Washington State Historical Society develops a ranked list of projects to recommend for funding as part of the agency’s total funding request for the 2021-2023 biennium.  The full ranked list of applications is forwarded to the Governor to include for Legislative deliberation of the state’s capital budget.  By law, the ranked list of applications may include up to $10 million per biennium.  This is not a guarantee of funding until the state capital budget is signed into law.

After the Legislature approves and the Governor signs the state capital budget, applicants will be notified of an award.  Beginning July 1, 2021, program staff begin working with new grantees to develop grant contracts.  

No work completed before being under contract can be reimbursed.  All contracts expire June 30, 2023.  No work after this date will be reimbursed.

If you have any questions, please contact program staff at   


The next application cycle will be for funding during the 2021-2023 biennium.  
Use the links below:

Funded Projects

 2019-2021 Biennium

View a map of Heritage Capital Projects here.

For grants already awarded, follow these guidelines: