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The Idaho State Historical Society serves the history needs of the entire state. To be effective in preserving Idaho’s rich history requires strong partnerships. We recognize the critical need many of our partners have in funding the projects they undertake to preserve Idaho’s history and culture.


The State Historical Society also partners with the State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee, and the National Park Service Certified Local Government Program on additional grant programs that provide opportunities to engage Idahoans in preserving and promoting Idaho history to better inform and influence the future. Please click below to learn about these grant opportunities.

Grant Opportunities

Governor's Lewis & Clark Trail Committee

The Governor’s Committee partners with the Idaho State Historical Society to administer the Lewis & Clark Trail Committee grant. The award is funded by proceeds from the sale of the specialty Lewis and Clark license plate (commonly known as the Sacajawea license plate). By Idaho statue, ISHS maintains this license plate money in a dedicated fund for this use.

Community Enhancement Grants

The Idaho State Historical Society’s Community Enhancement Grant (CEG) program serves the history needs of Idaho. The CEG program is an important way the Idaho State Historical Society supports Idaho’s historical organizations in preserving and interpreting community history. CEG grants provide funds annually for collections management, educational programming, public access, interpretive enhancements, and heritage tourism.

Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board (Idaho SHRAB) Grants

The Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board (Idaho SHRAB) provides grants to support projects that preserve and increase online access to Idaho’s historical records; develops and promotes archival and records management best practices; and supports work that connects people to primary sources in their communities and online.

Certified Local Government Grants

The Certified Local Government program assists local communities in preserving their unique historic character and also provides technical assistance and small grants to local governments. Most importantly, communities use the grants to preserve their historic resources for future generations. The CLG program gives local communities a more active level of participation in the National Register of Historic Places program and a greater say in any federally funded projects in their area.

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