National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a matching grant program for a variety of preservation activities. Most federal grants have been made to local governments for architectural and archaeological surveys, National Register nominations, and preservation planning. Federal law requires that 10% of the state's apportionment from the federal Historic Preservation Fund be made available on a matching basis to local governments that are designated Certified Local Governments by the National Park Service. This has amounted to about $95,000 annually for CLG projects in the state in recent years. In some years, the HPO is able to offer additional grants out of the state's Historic Preservation Fund apportionment for projects within jurisdictions that are not Certified Local Governments, though these projects have been limited to non-construction activities such as comprehensive county surveys and nominations of properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions may be able to apply for CLG funding through their local preservation commission. Privately-owned buildings are not eligible to apply for funding.

Historic Preservation Office (HPO)
Grant Contact:
Michele Patterson-McCabe
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