As was the case for the original creation of the Documentation Center, the construction costs will be shared among the Federal Government, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg. This is an expression of the ongoing shared commitment to keep future generations informed, at the world's best-known site of the National Socialists' staged spectacles, about the ways in which the Nazi regime established, presented and propagandized itself and its social image, along with the consequences.

The cost of the entire project is currently set at roughly EUR 25.7 million. That includes remodeling, interim arrangements, and additional repair work. The project is being financed in part with EUR 7 million from the German government's "National Urban Development Projects" program, EUR 3 million from special funds of the state's Ministry of Culture, and EUR 1 million in state urban development assistance.