Historic Cemetery Grant Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- Cemetery Grant Application & Guidebook/Procedures
- Cemetery Grant Application - Grants are now be accepted from September 1 to October 31, 2023. Apply Today.
- Cemetery Grant Budget Sheet
- Additional Information
- Example application - Example of a well organized, concise application for guidance. Some identifying information has been removed for privacy, but the general intent of the project and application is intact. Please note that only the completed application and budget are included. The applicant submitted a full set of attachments which are not provided