PA Historical & Museum Commission Now Accepting Applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program.

Grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and community revitalization. The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund. A total of $2.5 million has been set aside for this program, increased from recent years due to continued popularity of the program.

Two categories of grants – construction and planning – are available for historic resources in Pennsylvania that are listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants may apply for only one type of grant.

Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants are available for rehabilitation, preservation and restoration activities for historic resources that are publicly accessible and under nonprofit or local government ownership. Construction grants are available from $5,000 to $100,000 and require a 50/50 cash match. Prospective applicants for capital projects should attend a PHMC webinar on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 1:00 PM. To register, please visit

Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants are available for planning and development initiatives that enhance historic preservation in communities. Project grant applications may include municipal planning initiatives focusing on historic resources or may be used to meet building- or project-specific planning goals. Project grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match. Prospective applicants for the project grants may opt for the Thursday, January 19, 2023, program at 1:00 PM. To register, please visit

Recordings of the webinar series will be available on the PHMC’s PA Trails of History YouTube channel.

Applications are due March 1, 2023.  Grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process and are contingent on the availability of funds.