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Historic Preservation Fund Grant Program

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) is federal money that the National Park Service distributes to the states each year. In Indiana, the HPF program is administered by the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA). This program fosters historic preservation and archaeology activity by assisting projects that will aid the State in meeting its goals for cultural resource management. 

Applicants must be non-profit organizations, educational institutions, or local government agencies. Properties to be assisted by grant funding must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places and must be owned by an eligible organization.

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Historic Preservation Fund Grant Priorities Available for Public Comment

Every year the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) revises the priorities by which the federally funded Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant applications are evaluated. The priorities are established within the parameters of the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual and represent the types of projects that the DHPA view as important to its mission to identify, document, investigate, preserve, and interpret cultural resources in Indiana.

The HPF Program Guidelines and the evaluation criteria for Administrative, Architectural & Historical, Archaeology, Acquisition & Development are being provided for public review and comment.Please provide any comments to the DHPA Grants Staff by Monday, April 8, 2024.  All public comments must be received in writing. Send comments by e-mail to, or by mail to DHPA Grants Staff, 402 W. Washington St., Room W274, Indianapolis, IN 46204. All public comments received will be presented at the meeting of the State Historic Preservation Review Board on April 17, 2024.

Click on the following links to review the HPF grant guidelines and priorities for FY2025:

Please note that the Priorities are only one part of HPF grant applications, and the DHPA is not accepting proposals at this time. Complete packets with application forms and instructions will be available on the DHPA website by August 1, 2024.

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