American Battlefield Protection Program
  • A portion of the battlefield landscape at Little Bighorn

    American Battlefield Protection Program

    Cultural Resources National Park Service
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  • New Grant Payment System

    As part of its transition to the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) the National Park Service will be using a new grants payment system, the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). For more information including enrollment forms visit the ABPP ASAP web page.

Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
(Land and Water Conservation Fund)
 $3.5 million is now available for Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (as of February 1, 2016).  

For more information or to submit an application, click on the "Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions" link.

Authorized by the American Battlefield Protection Program [as of 2009], Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) monies are available to help States and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land. The ABPP will administer the LWCF grants.

The LWCF Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants will be awarded to units of State and local governments. In any case where a private non-profit organization seeks to acquire battlefield land with assistance from this program, that organization must apply in partnership with a State or local government agency.

LWCF Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match. Grants are available for the fee simple acquisition of land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests in land, at Civil War battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. Higher consideration will be given to proposals for acquisition of endangered lands at battlefields defined as Priority I or II sites in the CWSAC report.

Please contact the ABPP if you have questions about Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.