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Historic Cemetery Grant Program

For more information contact:

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


Guy Tasa
State Physical Anthropolgist
(360) 586-3034


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.

Herzl Memorial Park, Shoreline

Approximately $450,000 in grant funds is available in the 2017-2019 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.

Historic Cemetery Grant Workshops

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation will be hosting free workshops throughout the state for anyone wishing to learn more about the Historic Cemetery Grant Program and the application process. Washington Trust staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the process for completing program documents.  They are hosting workshops in a variety of cities across the state and will also record some of the workshops as webinars which can be accessed live online or afterwards as videos.

Cemetery Grant Documents


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