Historic Preservation Grants
Help us protect Florida's Historic Places
Ask Your Representatives to Fully fund Florida's Historic Preservation Grants
Showing your support for Florida's historic places is easy! Simply reach out to your representatives and share with them how important providing for Florida's history is to you. Click here to see our FY2024 Special Category Grant List booklet and learn more about the endangered historic structures in your community!
Here are two easy steps you can take to contact your lawmakers:
Call or email your state representative and senator. Find their contact information here.
If you'd like, copy and paste the messaging and ask below.
Preservation Grant Messaging and Ask
You can copy and paste the message below to send as emails to your state representative and state senator. Or, if you would like, feel free to share your own message about why state funding to protect these historic places is important for our future.
Florida's historic preservation grant program gives historic places a future. I am asking you to please support historic places in your community, and statewide, by fully funding the FY2024 Historic Preservation Special Category Grant list.
Over 137 years ago, a Resilient Little Red Schoolhouse was the first oasis of education in southeast Florida and needs help in preserving its educational legacy. A 132 year old Opera House in Monticello needs structural support to stay standing. Both of these places are on the FY2024 Special Category Historic Preservation Grant list, which, if funded, could provide a future for 33 important pieces of Florida's unique history.
Last year, the FY2023 Special Category Historic Preservation Grant list was fully funded and many important pieces of Florida's unique history were finally prioritized and protected. This year, we are ask that funding continues to assist in reviving Florida's most vulnerable places.
The Florida Division of Historical Resources Historic Preservation Grant program is one of the most significant ways the state protects our irreplaceable historic places, strengthens communities and supports local economies. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to assist major local, regional and state-wide efforts to preserve signiﬁcant historic and archaeological resources, to assist major archaeological excavations or research projects, and assist in the development and fabrication of major museum exhibits that will promote knowledge and appreciation of the history of Florida.
The Florida Historical Commission reviews and ranks Special Category grants to create the annual list, which is then approved by the Florida Secretary of State before being sent to the legislature to determine funding.
This year, fully fund the Historic Preservation Special Category Grant list, and give Florida's historic places a future.