Historic Preservation Fund Grant Priorities Available for Public Comment

(UNDATED) – Every year the Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) revises the priorities by which the federally funded Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant applications are evaluated.

The priorities are established within the parameters of the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual and represent the types of projects that the DHPA views as important to its mission to identify, document, investigate, preserve, and interpret cultural resources in Indiana.

The window rehabilitation at the Carnegie Center in Rensselaer was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana DNR, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Photo credit: Steve Kennedy.

The HPF Program Guidelines and the evaluation criteria for Administrative, Architectural & Historical, Archaeology, Acquisition & Development are available for public review and comment. Please provide any comments to the DHPA Grants Staff by Friday, April 9, 2021. All public comments must be received in writing.

Send comments either by faxing to 317-232-0693, emailing to skennedy@dnr.IN.gov, or mailing to DHPA Grants Staff, 402 W. Washington St., Room W274, Indianapolis, IN 46204. All public comments received will be presented at the meeting of the State Historic Preservation Review Board on April 14, 2021.

Contact Steve Kennedy or Malia Vanaman to request any of the FY2021 evaluation criteria and make sure to specify which of the following you would like to receive:

  • HPF Program Guidelines
  • Administrative Priorities (required for ALL project categories)
  • Architectural & Historical Priorities
  • Archaeology Priorities
  • Acquisition & Development Priorities (rehabilitation projects)

Note that the Priorities are only one part of HPF grant applications. The DHPA is not currently accepting proposals. Complete packets with application instructions will be available on the DHPA website around Aug. 1, 2021.