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

    American Battlefield Protection Program

    Cultural Resources National Park Service


The ABPP awards two separate grants:

  • Battlefield Planning Grants are awarded annually to groups, institutions, organizations, or governments sponsoring preservation projects at historic battlefields. Any battlefield on American soil is eligible for this grant.

  • Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded to state and local governments seeking fee simple acquisition of eligible Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War battlefield land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests (easements) in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War battlefield land. Only 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 2007 The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study are eligible for this grant.

On September 30, 2016, the ABPP, ACHP, NCSHPO, and Concurring Parties executed a Nationwide Programmatic Agreement covering Section 106 reviews for both of our grant programs. All grants (Planning and Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants) must follow this Agreement. We advise you to review this Agreement prior to preparing an application to either grant program.