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Historic Cemetery Grant Program

For more information contact:

Julianne Patterson
WA Trust for Historic Preservation
(206) 624-9449


The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the first round of grant funds through the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program. Established in 2016 with the enactment of House Bill 2637, the capital grant program is intended to benefit the public by preserving outstanding examples of the state’s historical heritage, enabling historic cemeteries to continue to serve their communities, and honoring the military veterans buried within them.

The Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program is a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP). Management of the grant portion of the program is provided by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation under contract with DAHP. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is Washington’s only statewide non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to historic preservation.

Approximately $450,000 in grant funds is available in the 2019-2021 Biennium.  Cemetery owners with questions about the grant program are encouraged to contact Julianne Patterson at (206) 624-9449 or via email at The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has been contracted out to manage the grant portion of the Historic Cemetery Grant Program.

Cemetery Grant Documents

Historic Cemetery Grant Workshops (for more info about workshops click here)

  • Monday, August 26: Puyallup
  • Tuesday, August 27: Chehalis
  • Thursday, September 5: Port Angeles
  • Monday, September 23: Ellensburg
  • Thursday, September 26: Mt Vernon
  • Monday, September 30: Walla Walla
  • Tuesday, October 1: Spokane

Legislative Documents