American Battlefield Protection Program
  • A portion of the battlefield landscape at Little Bighorn

    American Battlefield Protection Program


    Cultural Resources National Park Service
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  • New Grant Payment System

    As part of its transition to the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) the National Park Service will be using a new grants payment system, the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). For more information including enrollment forms visit the ABPP ASAP web page.

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
(Land and Water Conservation Fund)
 $3.5 million is now available for Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (as of February 1, 2016).  

For more information or to submit an application, click on the "Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions" link.

Authorized by the American Battlefield Protection Program [as of 2009], Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) monies are available to help States and local communities acquire and preserve threatened battlefield land. The ABPP will administer the LWCF grants.

The LWCF Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants will be awarded to units of State and local governments. In any case where a private non-profit organization seeks to acquire battlefield land with assistance from this program, that organization must apply in partnership with a State or local government agency.

LWCF Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match. Grants are available for the fee simple acquisition of land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests in land, at Civil War battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields and Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields listed in the ABPP's 2007 Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study. Higher consideration will be given to proposals for land acquisition of endangered lands at battlefields defined as Priority I or II sites in the CWSAC 1993 report or the ABPP 2007 Report. 

Please contact the ABPP if you have questions about Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.