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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 the HCP office at 253-244-1683.

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Washington Heritage Portal

Get Started

Register in the new Washington State Heritage Portal to create, edit, and submit grant applications and more!

  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.
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2021-2023 Grant Cycle

The application period for the 2021-2023 biennium is now closed.

View Guidelines
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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


All scheduled workshops for the current application are now complete.  You can download this 2021-2023 HCP presentation PDF and learn more about DAHP consultation here:

Check out other great information by going to our “More Resources” page or by participating in other Heritage Resources workshops that may be scheduled!

Upcoming Workshops

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 via Zoom Public ranking via Zoom videoconference, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. See this link to join the Zoom meeting. Details to join meeting: Meeting ID: 839 6886 2007 Passcode: 541861 Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Find your local number for dial-in. New to Zoom? See this link for a video about how to join a Zoom meeting.
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