Community Enhancement Grants

the idaho state historical society (ISHS) announces “call for applications” for our community enhancement grant program

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 ISHS supports Idaho’s historical organizations in preserving and interpreting community history. The CEG program provides funds annually for collections management, educational programming, public access, interpretive enhancements, and heritage tourism.

Over $425,000 has been invested statewide through this program since 2008. In 2020 ISHS awarded sixteen grants to Idaho communities across the state.

Purpose of grant

The ISHS aids cultural and historical organizations in preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of Idaho. The ISHS believes the way to preserve Idaho’s heritage is through strong partnerships, connecting people with events, ideas, places, and stories of the past, through projects that are meaningful to their communities, Idahoans and visitors.


For more information about the grant process and assistance with the application, contact Lyn Moore, Grants Manager, or call (208) 514-2304. Application deadline is July 17, 2020

Click to download the 2021 Community Enhancement Grant Application and Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

ISHS's Priorities in Determining what to Fund

Examples of Acceptable Grant Projects

Projects ISHS Cannot Fund

Matching Funds Requirement

Eligible to Apply

Other Funding Opportunities