The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The goals of the program are 1) to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history, 2) to encourage and assist all Americans in planning for the preservation, management, and interpretation of these sites, and 3) to raise awareness of the importance of preserving battlefields and related sites for future generations. The ABPP focuses primarily on land use, cultural resource and site management planning, and public education.
Important Grant Payment News
The National Park Service is transitioning to a new payment system.Find Out More
How to Preserve a Battlefield
The ABPP offers guidance on battlefield preservation to include Archeology, National Register nominations, Section 106 Compliance, and Land Use PlanningFind Out More
Battlefield Resurveys and State Reports
The ABPP undertook a resurvey of the 384 Civil War Sites Advisory Commission battlefields and published State by State reports.Find Out More