New State Historic Preservation Grant Fund

The South Carolina Department of Archives & History announced that the new Historic Preservation State Grant Fund is now accepting applications. The purpose of the State Grant Fund is to support historic preservation projects that benefit local communities through the physical repair and rehabilitation of South Carolina’s historic buildings. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and institutions, local governments, and federal or state-recognized Native American tribes.

Grants ranging from $40,000 to $200,000 will be awarded for the stabilization and weatherization of historic buildings. A minimum 20 percent cash match of the Total Project Cost is required. Buildings must be listed as a contributing resource in a National Register of Historic Places historic district or individually listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Project work must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The application deadline for the 2023 applications is 5:00 PM on January 31, 2023. To access the application and for additional information about grant requirements visit