State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
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    State Historic Preservation Office HPF Grants

    Cultural Resources National Park Service

State Historic Preservation Office Grants

Since 1970, the State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices have received up to $46.9 million in annual matching grants through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to assist in expanding and accelerating their historic preservation activities.

Funding is used to pay part of the costs of staff salaries, surveys, comprehensive preservation studies, National Register nominations, educational materials, as well as architectural plans, historic structure reports, and engineering studies necessary to preserve historic properties.

The All HPF-assisted activities must meet standards set by the Secretary of the Interior, and at least 10 percent of the allocations to the States are subgranted to assist Certified Local Governments for locally based activities.

Grants to Underrepresented Communities
Proposal Update

The National Park Service expects to award 20 to 50 competitive grants between $25,000 and $75,000 each to support efforts by State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) to survey, inventory, and designate historic properties associated with communities currently underrepresented in statewide cultural resource inventories. Partnerships with Indian Tribes, local municipal governments, and National Heritage Areas are encouraged, as are applications that engage and employ youth, particularly through service learning.

Within one year of completing the grant, all projects must result in:

  1. the submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, or

  2. the amendment to an existing National Register nomination to include underrepresented populations

Proposals are due no later than June 30, 2014. Proposals may be submitted by email or mail to:

Hampton Tucker
National Park Service
State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division
1201 Eye Street, NW (6th floor)
Washington, DC 20005

If submitting your application by mail, please allow at least 10 business days for your package to be processed, sorted, and received in our office.

Request for Proposals, Instructions, and Previously Submitted Project Plans

Request for Proposals and Instructions

Application Package

Please review the instructions and program requirements in this document when completing and submitting your proposal. In preparation for the announcement of the current grant program, states were asked in 2013 to submit a list of potential projects. This list is posted below for your reference.

Previously Submitted Project Plans (Attachment #1)

This listing is a comprehensive summary of possible project submitted by the State Historic Preservation Offices in 2013.