The MHPG Program is designed to support public or private entities with the preservation of historic sites, historical societies, or history museums through grant funding. The MHPG Program provides the opportunity to stimulate economic development, community revitalization, and statewide tourism through increased investment, job creation or retention, business expansion, and local tax base growth. Combined with such return on investment, the MHPG Program supports the preservation of Montana’s historic structures, sites, societies, and museums, contributing to the maintenance and demonstrating the economic impact of historical resources throughout the state. The MHPG Program coordinates with wider historic preservation technical assistance available and utilizes the diversity of funds to address both the financial and preservation gaps of projects. MHPG funds invest in the critical point to help projects move forward, catalyzing local revitalization and economic growth.
Eligible applicants can apply to complete projects or activities for the preservation of historic sites, historical societies, or history museums. Preservation activities include:
For eligibility criteria for historic sites, see https://comdev.mt.gov/_shared/Historic-Preservation/docs/MHPG-Guidelines-and-Application-2024-Clean-FINAL.pdf#page=5.