State Historic Preservation Program
The State Historic Preservation Offices of the 50 States plus the District of Columbia and the Territories are important partners with the National Park Service preservation programs. Together we work toward preserving the places that give our nation a cultural identity found in the built environment.
Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants are awarded annually based on an apportionment formula. The National Park Service and SHPOs, along with the Certified Local Governments form provide the structure for preservation efforts to be connected on the national, state, and local levels. This includes the required minimum 10% pass-through of the HPF grant funds to directly support local preservation projects and providing preservation training and guidance. NPS consults with the SHPOs on all preservation projects through the Section 106 process outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act.