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State Historic Preservation Office
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) evaluates, protects and promotes Michigan’s historic built environment and archaeological sites. We lead this effort by helping property owners, developers and local and state agencies identify and seize opportunities to celebrate and rehabilitate historic places that define local communities and make our state uniquely Michigan.
SHPO staff continue to work in a hybrid environment and are most accessible by direct email. Research requests with our office must now be submitted electronically. Section 106 applications are accepted electronically. General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to explore our Programs and Services below to learn more about historic preservation in Michigan.
The Resilient Lakeshore Heritage Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program intended to support investment in the irreplaceable heritage assets of Michigan’s rural lakeshore communities.
Program funding is specifically for building rehabilitation (i.e., “bricks and mortar”) projects and associated pre-development work in select communities along the Great Lakes. Local units of government, non-profits, public entities, business owners, and non-residential property owners in these communities are eligible to apply for funding.
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office rolls out Detroit Civil Rights Bike Tour
Learn more about Detroit Civil Rights history! Explore SHPO's interactive Civil Rights Bike Tour which highlights many historically significant sites that reflect the struggle for civil rights in Michigan’s largest city. Encompassing 20 different stops in total, the tour is nearly 17 miles in length but can be easily broken into shorter segments.Explore Tour