State Historic Preservation Office

Missouri Heritage Properties Program

Jasper County Courthouse
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The Missouri Heritage Properties Program helps spur economic development in communities across the state by providing grants for the preservation of important National Register-listed or National Register-eligible properties that currently cannot benefit from other development tools such as the state and federal tax credits. The program is administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office and funded with monies from the Missouri Historic Preservation Revolving Fund.

The Department is pleased to announce Round 3 of the Missouri Heritage Properties Program. As in the first 2 rounds, the current funding cycle will give priority to projects facilitating the preservation of county courthouses primarily in use for their historic purpose. Courthouses used as museum properties or community center projects would not qualify for funding. Grant awards in this round will consist of planning grants or construction activities aimed at the long term preservation of historic courthouses.

Applications are currently being accepted for proposed grant projects under this program.  This will allow the department to solicit, review grant applications and make recommendations for funding.  Be advised that the final amount of funding available is unknown at this time. Awards will be provided only to the extent there is funding.

Round 3 Applications and instructions packets can be requested by calling the State Historic Preservation Office at  573-751-7858. Applications must be postmarked or received at the SHPO by Friday, October 11, 2013, by 5:00 p.m.   Final applications will be scored based on the proposed project’s contribution to Missouri’s statewide preservation priorities and the technical quality of the application. Only governmental entities are eligible to apply for these funds.

For more information about the Missouri Heritage Properties Program, the grant application process or the National Register eligibility of your county courthouse, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 573-751-7858 or 800-334-6946.