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.
Since 1996, THPOs have received more than $61 million in annual grants to assist preservation activities including staff salaries, archeological and architectural surveys, review and compliance activities, comprehensive preservation studies, National Register nominations, educational materials, and other related activities.
Only Tribes with signed agreements with the National Park Service, designating them as having an approved Tribal Historic Preservation Office, are eligible for the annual funding. The amount of the annual apportionments is calculated through a formula developed in consultation with the THPOS.