Tribal Historic Preservation Program Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Application

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Image of the cover page of the THPO Application

Here you can find the most updated THPO Program application. Use this application and guidance to prepare your THPO program plan. NPS staff are available to offer you technical assistance that can help you craft your tribal historic preservation program plan.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We recommend getting in touch as soon as you begin working on the process. The application process typically takes around 3-6 months to complete after the Tribe has submitted the application to the NPS. The review time period includes NPS review and revisions with the applicant, a 30-day external review period, and approximately 30 days to sign the THPO agreement once the application has been approved.

If a new THPO partner would like to be eligible for THPO funds during the next fiscal year, the application and agreement process needs to be complete by July 31 before the next fiscal year begins on October 1. A THPO Memorandum of Agreement must be signed in order to meet the requirements to receive THPO grant funding. For example, a Tribe with a new THPO agreement that is signed by July 31, 2022 would be eligible for Fiscal Year 2023 funds. Reviewing the application guidance, and the application videos linked here can assist you in streamlining the application process.

Please e-mail us to discuss or submit a THPO application.

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Last updated: November 2, 2021