The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan State Historic Site are temporarily closed for maintenance until further notice.

SHSND Home > Historic Preservation > Grants & Financial Incentives
The Archaeology & Historic Preservation File Room is open to cultural resource specialists (contractors) during the hours of 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. No appointment necessary.

Grants

Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The State Historic Preservation Office of North Dakota receives federal funds annually from the Historic Preservation Fund to assist in the identification, evaluation, and preservation of cultural resources listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Farmstead Historical Archaeology Context in North Dakota RFP

The State Historic Preservation Office of North Dakota (SHPO) is seeking proposals from a qualified consultant to develop a comprehensive Farmstead Historical Archaeology Context Study in the state of North Dakota. Homesteading, farming, and ranching shaped the settlement of North Dakota in important ways. This study aims to enhance our understanding of farmstead history and culture in the region, focusing on preserving and interpreting the archaeological resources associated with North Dakota's agricultural heritage while providing guidance for cultural resource professionals.

Deadline: March 27, 2024

Cultural Heritage Grants (CHG)

The Cultural Heritage Grant Program provides grant funding for non-profits, museums and historical societies for exhibits, special projects, events, education activities, collections projects, and capital improvements.

Deadline: September 15, 2023

Archival Supply Purchase Grants

A key area of concern throughout North Dakota's historical repositories is the storage of archival and collections material. Archival Supply Purchase Grants provide grants for local and county historical societies, museums, and archives to purchase archival supplies. Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

Deadline: Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

Heritage Training Scholarships

Heritage Training Scholarships are available for local and county historical society staff members to participate in training opportunities. Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

Deadline: Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

Main Street Community Education Grants

Main Street Community Education Grants focus on partnerships between the teacher/educator and a local museum or history organization. Teachers and educators of all levels are encouraged to apply. Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

Deadline: Grants will be awarded throughout the biennium until the fund is exhausted.

North Dakota Museum Assessment Program (NDMAP)

North Dakota Museum Assessment Program provides a grant to city, county, or regional historical societies, museums, and history organizations to perform an in-depth review of their organization and develop a long-range plan.

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
Get Directions

Hours:
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 701.328.2091 or archives@nd.gov.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: 701.328.2666
email: history@nd.gov

Social Media:
See all social media accounts