PIERRE, S.D. – Applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program through the South Dakota State Historical Society are now available. Applications should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1.

South Dakota Historic Preservation Director Ted Spencer says the grant program is designed to encourage large-scale restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties by individuals, organizations, or public agencies.

Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. The grant amount must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis from nonfederal and non-state sources. Nonprofit organizations will be allowed to use in-kind services for one-half of their match.

Last year, the program awarded a total of $151,050 among 11 projects which had matching funds of $434,547.91. The resulting total public-private investment was $585,597.91.

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.

The first-round of 2023 applications will be due Feb. 1, 2023. Grant forms are available online athttps://history.sd.gov/preservation/fundingopportunities.aspx.

For more information on the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Deadwood Fund grant program, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 605-773-3458 or by e-mailing shpo@state.sd.us.