State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
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    State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants


    Cultural Resources National Park Service

Historic Preservation Fund Grants


The State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants (STLPG) division manages several grant programs to assist with a variety of historic preservation and community projects focused on heritage preservation. Below is a list of the Grant Programs managed by this division. Frequently, the program and designation of specific groups is managed outside of this division.

The HPF Manual details the requirements of all activities funded by the Historic Preservation Fund. The Grants listed below are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, which was established is to help fund the programs engendered by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA; Public Law 89-665; 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) is legislation intended to preserve historical and archaeological sites in the United States of America. All HPF-assisted activities must meet standards set by the Secretary of the Interior.

State Historic Preservation Office HPF Grants
Annual Matching Funds based on an apportionment formula to assist in expanding and accelerating State historic preservation activities.

In Fiscal Year 2014, Congress appropriated $500,000 to assist States, territories, and the District of Columbia in efforts to ensure that the legacy of traditionally underrepresented groups in heritage initiatives be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations. From this appropriation, approximately 20 to 50 competitive grants will be available to State Historic Preservation Offices.

Tribal Historic Preservation Office Grants
The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) provides annually-appropriated funding to Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO) to protect and conserve important Tribal cultural and historic assets and sites. The grant funding assists them in executing their historic preservation programs and activities pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act and other relevant laws.

Tribal Heritage Grants (previously Tribal Project Grants)
Competitive matching grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects.

Save America's Treasures Authorized but not currently funded
A competitive matching grant program to fund bricks and mortar preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites.

Preserve America Grant Program Authorized but not currently funded
A competitive matching grant program to fund designated Preserve America Communities to support preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning. Although the grant program is not funded at this time, the Preserve America program continues to be active through the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Through the Advisory Council's program, a partnership between several federal agencies, communities may still apply for recognition as a Preserve America Community.

Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants
A competitive matching grant program to fund the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. 

Hurricane Disaster Relief Grants
The hurricane season of 2005 was a devastating event for the Gulf Coast; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed lives, communities, families, and countless historic resources. In response to this loss of historic fabric and with the hope that many of the remaining resources could be saved the National Park Service received a total of $53 million in federal grant funding to aid in the historic preservation efforts in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Additional NPS Preservation Related Grant Programs...coming soon