Tribal Historic Preservation Program Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Application

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Here you can find the most updated THPO Program application. Use this application and application guidance to craft your THPO program plan. Program staff are available to you to offer guidance, technical assistance, and examples that will help you craft your program plan.

The application process typically takes around 3-6 months to complete and involves an NPS review period and an external review period. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, in order to be eligible for funds in the next fiscal year, a THPO Memorandum of Agreement must be signed by June 30 of the prior fiscal year.

Please submit your Tribe’s THPO proposal by email to: or


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