Historical Promotion Grants Program

2023 Historical Promotion Grants

The application period is now closed for the 2023 Historical Promotion Grant program.


RCW 36.22.170 allows the county to impose a $1 surcharge on filing fees to be used, at the discretion of the council, to promote historical preservation or historical programs, including preservation of historical documents. To make grant annual recommendations, the Historical Promotion Grants Program was initiated in 2006.

The Historical Promotion Grants program is designed to increase awareness and education to better preserve, exhibit, and/or interpret local history and historic preservation.

The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications in the fall and submits recommendations to the County Council in November. Final grant awards occur in December, and funding is available in January.


Applicants must be either a non-profit organization or public entity, tax exempt under the regulations of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, that either (1) operates or owns a museum or similar historical institution within the boundaries of Clark County which promotes our local history, or (2) performs educative, interpretive, or similar activities within the boundaries of Clark County which promotes our local history.

Staff Contact

Susan Ellinger

Bart Catching

To receive email notifications regarding the grant program, please submit your information to this form and check the box for "Historic Preservation".