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Heritage Capital Projects (HCP) supports facilities that provide public access to history.

Since 1995, HCP has distributed more than $80 million in capital grants to support more than 300 community history facilities and historic landscapes. Washington nonprofits, tribal organizations, local governments, ports, and public development authorities are eligible to apply.

If you need assistance, please email or call Jay Mortensen at the HCP office at 253-244-1683.

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Washington Heritage Portal

Get Started

All applications must be submitted through the Washington State Heritage Portal to access the grant application, which will be available in February 2022.

  1. Each team member should register as a separate user under their own email.
  2. It may take up to 3 business days to process a user registration.
  3. Users will receive an email with a link to set their account password after HCP staff have reviewed and approved each user registration.
Go to the portal
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2021-2023 Grant Cycle

The application period for the 2021-2023 biennium is now closed. The anticipated opening date for the 2023-2025 cycle is February of 2022.

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2021-2023 Funding Cycle

Progress Update

The application period for the 2021-2023 biennium is now closed. The advisory panel held a public meeting via Zoom on August 10th to review and rank the 40 applications that passed eligibility and submitted a Phase II application.

You can view those rankings HERE.

And you can see a video of the five-hour public meeting on WSHS’s YouTube channel.

If you need assistance, please email or call the HCP office at 253-244-1683.

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Learn More


HCP staff will soon be conducting virtual workshops with information about the 2023-2025 grant cycle. To get notifications about future workshops, join our Heritage E-Bulletin list:

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Grant Timeline

Date Description
February 3, 2020 Applications available online
April 23, 2020 Last day to submit Stage 1 for eligibility review
June 25, 2020 Last day to submit Stage 2 for Advisory Panel scoring
August 10, 2020 Public ranking meeting via Zoom
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

Heritage Capital Projects Across Washington

This map shows projects that have recently received funding from the Heritage Capital Projects program. Select projects from the map or by using icons in the top row to learn more about them.