On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission administers the annual Mason County Heritage Grant program to assist projects that promote the public’s access to County history. The program is funded with a portion of document recording fees collected by the Mason County Auditor. The allocation of these fees for projects that “promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents” is authorized under RCW 36.22.170. The revenues accrue to a dedicated fund and may not be used for any purpose other than those stipulated in the statute.

The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission established the Heritage Grant program in 2011, and 2024 marks the County’s 21st Heritage Grant program cycle.

For the 2024 grant cycle, a total of $25,000 is available. Grants in amounts up to $5,000 may be awarded to qualified organizations for professional development, public education, small capital projects, collections management, heritage investigations and historic preservation. This is a reimbursement grant with a six-month project period.

Proposals can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission at 615 W Alder St, Shelton, WA 98584. Applications must be received by 12:00PM on January 19, 2024. Interested parties should read through all of the information included in the links below:

For questions, please contact Luke Viscusi at 360-427-9670 ext. 282 or by e-mail at HPC@masoncountywa.gov.