Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) was established in 1973 through the Historical Resources Act to promote public awareness and enjoyment of Alberta's heritage.
Reporting to the Minister of Culture, AHRF has an appointed Board of Directors consisting of individuals from different regions of the province. AHRF receives professional, technical and administrative support from the Historic Resources Management Branch of the ministry.
With an allocation from the Alberta Lottery Fund, AHRF is the Government of Alberta's primary window for heritage preservation funding. It provides financial and technical assistance to individuals and organizations for initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta's heritage through a variety of grants offered by the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program; and to municipalities through the Alberta Main Street Program and the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program. It also provides funding to several provincial heritage organizations and the Provincial Heritage Markers Program.
Preservation Partnership Program
Print the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program Guidelines for complete information on grant categories and funding policies and procedures.
|Municipal Heritage Partnership Program
This program provides opportunities for municipalities to access funding assistance, expertise and networks to help them establish or maintain existing municipal heritage conservation programs …more
Main Street Program
This program provides resources and expertise for communities committed to conserving their historic commercial districts…more
|Support to Provincial Heritage Organizations
The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation provides annual funding to five other provincial heritage organizations: Alberta Museums Association, the Archives Society of Alberta, the Historical Society of Alberta, the Alberta Genealogical Society and the Archaeological Society of Alberta. Funding assists these organizations in delivering programs and services that document, preserve and present the province's heritage.
The Heritage Awards are presented every two years. The 2012 awards ceremony will be held on November 30th.
Geographical Names Program
The board, under the authority of the Historical Resources Act, makes decisions with the concurrence of the minister on the naming of geographical features in Alberta in response to applications submitted to the program …more
The Foundation's work is governed by several documents, including:
- a Mandate and Roles document, which establishes a common understanding of the Foundation's purpose and responsibilities;
- a Competency Matrix, which articulates the competencies, experience and personal attributes required of Foundation board members; and
- a Code of Conduct, which states the Foundation's core values and commits it to ethical practices.
Grant application deadline extension for owners of flood-impacted historic properties
Owners of eligible heritage properties impacted by the 2013 flooding have until September 30 to submit applications for the current round of Alberta Historical Resources Foundation matching grants.
To be eligible for the deadline extension, applicants must:
- have been directly impacted by flooding;
- be included on a formally adopted Municipal Heritage Inventory, with a Statement of Significance; and
- have been issued a Notice of Intention to designate as a Municipal Historic Resource by the applicable municipality.
The current September 1 deadline remains the same for owners of historic resources not impacted by flooding.
For questions related to AHRF grant programs, please contact the Grants Program Coordinator at 780-431-2305.
For questions related to the Municipal Historic Resource designation program, please contact the Manager, Municipal Heritage Services, at 780-438-8502.
Both offices can be reached toll-free by first dialing 310-0000.