Pending Board funding approval, La Crosse County offers a small grant program for established local historical societies in the County. This program is administered by the La Crosse County Historic Sites Preservation Commission. Applications are sought for small grant projects to be completed before the middle of November each year. The County portion of the project cannot exceed $1,000. Local match is not required, but is encouraged. A mandatory interim progress report and final report are due for each project. Failure to submit these report may jeopardize eligibility for future grants.

All projects pertaining to historic preservation in La Crosse County are eligible. The Commission encourages projects that result in local research leading to designation of La Crosse County Historic sites/districts, site preservation/building improvement project, public education, and heritage tourism promotion. If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to receive an application package, please contact our Secretary at (608)785-9563 before March of the calendar year.

As of 2015, the Historic Sites Preservation Commission is no longer able to fund grants.
Past Preservation Grant Winners:
YEARRECIPIENT(S)PROJECTAMOUNT
2014Bangor and Area Historical Society Concrete flooring$500
2014West Salem Historical SocietyDesktop computer, monitor, printer$500
2013Bangor and Area Historical Society Towards raised metal roofing project$1000
2012Bangor and Area Historical SocietyPurchase of a digital camera, scanner, laptop, printer, and surge protector to document existing collections$500
2012Onalaska Historical SocietyPurchase of a digital camera, tripod, memory card, and light box backdrop to document their existing collections.$500
2011Preservation Alliance of La CrosseElectrification of the cobbler shop and Greek Revival House near City Hall$1000
2010Onalaska Historical SocietyAssessment and maintenance of textiles from the Mary Jane Skaff Estate$500
2010West Salem Historical Society Painting of the exterior of the Palmer/Lewis $500
2009Bangor and Area Historical SocietyRepair to the Museum entrance $750
2008Preservation Alliance of La CrosseCreate colored brochure$500

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