History of Equal Rights Grant Opportunity

Women picketing at the white house
Women suffragists picketing in front of the White House, February, 1917

Photo Credit: The Library of Congress

The National Park Service (NPS) is proud to announce the History of Equal Rights Grant Program HER) which preserves sites related to the struggle of all Americans to achieve the ideal of equal rights. HER Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and fund a broad range of physical preservation work and pre-preservation planning activities for historic sites that are listed in or determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or as a National Historic Landmark. Congress has appropriated $5 million for the HER Grant Program for fiscal year 2024.

Applications will be due August 20, 2024.

Available Grant Funding

Grants are available for pre-preservation planning and physical "bricks and mortar" preservation/conservation work on historic buildings and structures. Eligible costs for preservation projects include: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal funding match.

Eligible applicants are State governments, local governments, nonprofits, educational institutions, and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations as defined by 54 USC 300300.

Last updated: May 22, 2024