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Historic Cemetery Grant Program

For more information contact:

WA Trust for Historic Preservation
Grant Coordinator

(206) 462-2999



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 $500,000 in grant funds was available in the 2023-2025 Biennium.  Cemetery owners with questions about the grant program are encouraged to contact the grant administrators at the WashingtonTrust for Historic Preservation at (206) 462-2999 or via email at Please note that the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has been contracted out to manage the grant portion of the Historic Cemetery Grant Program for DAHP.

Cemetery Grant Documents

Legislative Documents

Cemetery Grant Projects Awarded - FY 2023-25

Cemetery Name County City Grantee

Ritzville Memorial Cemetery 

Adams  Ritzville  City of Ritzville
Wenatchee Cemetery Chelan Wenatchee City of Wenatchee

Ridgefield Cemetery

Clark Ridgefield City of Ridgefield

Jackson Cemetery

Cowlitz Castle Rock Cowlitz County Cemetery District #1
Langley Cemetery Island Langley City of Langley
Discovery Bay Cemetery (Maynard) Jefferson Port Townsend Discovery Bay Cemetery Association
Sound-View Cemetery Jefferson Langley Marrowstone Island Community Association
Black Diamond Cemetery King Black Diamond City of Black Diamond
Hansville Cemetery Kitsap Hansville Hansville Helping Hands and Cemetery Corporation
Holly Cemetery Kitsap Seabeck Holly Community Club
Ivy Green Cemetery Kitsap Bremerton City of Bremerton, Parks & Recreation Department
Veterans Cemetery Kittitas Roslyn Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Klickitat County Cemetery District #1 Klickitat White Salmon Klickitat County, Board of Commissioners
Conconully Cemetery Pioneers Rest Okanogan Conconully Conconully Cemetery Association
Kalispel Cemetery Pend Oreille Cusick Kalispel Tribe of Indians
The Vaughn Bay Cemetery Pierce Vaughn The Vaughn Bay Cemetery Association Incorporated
Swinomish Cemetery Skagit La Conner Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Arlington Cemetery Snohomish Arlington City of Arlington
Mountain View Cemetery Walla Walla Walla Walla City of Walla Walla
Glade Cemetery Yakima Mabton Glade Cemetery