Applying for a Grant

Eligible projects fall into one of three grant categories: Bricks & Mortar, Organizational Development, and Programs & Collections.  History Fund grants are competitive and require matching funds, goods, and/or services from recipients.  Experts from history-related organizations across Ohio review applications and make grant recommendations. The Ohio History Connection administers the History Fund program.

Set up your organization’s free account in the grant software and create a password. For a short guide to setting up an account, click the guide below.

Guide to Setting up an Account

To streamline the application process, the application instructions are included in the text of the document. We strongly encourage you to complete the Applicant Information, Project Narrative, and Budget sections of the application first, followed by the others.

Access the Online Application


Ohio History Fund Webinars

Need some help with your application? The "History Fund Help - Overview of Application" webinar is an introduction to the grant program and a detailed overview of the grant application. The "Digitization Nuts and Bolts" webinar will help you compile a strong application for a digitization project (it's more than buying a scanner). We originally hosted both webinars in 2016, and the information still applies.

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