Applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program must be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2021.

The program is designed to encourage large-scale restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties by individuals, organizations, or public agencies, according to Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society, whose historic preservation office administers the program.

Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. The amount must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-federal and non-state sources. Nonprofit organizations may use in-kind services for one-half of their match. Grant forms are available online at

In 2019, $120,676 was distributed among nine projects, which had matching funds of $327,812. This resulted in a total public-private investment of $448,488.

Funding for the program is from Deadwood gaming revenue earmarked by state law for historic preservation projects throughout the state and distributed by the State Historical Society.

For more information, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217; telephone 605-773-3458; e-mail

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