The Maritime Heritage Program is part of the National Park Service's Park History Program. For centuries, Americans have used waterways for commerce, transportation, defense, and recreation. The Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States. Through leadership, assistance, and expertise in maritime history, preservation, and archeology we help to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage by maintaining inventories of historic U.S. maritime properties, providing preservation assistance through publications and consultation, educating the public about maritime heritage through our website, sponsoring maritime heritage conferences and workshops, and funding maritime heritage projects when grant assistance is available.
Update: 2017 Maritime Heritage Grants
Applications for the 2017 Maritime Heritage Grants will open in late Spring 2017. Exact dates have not been determined yet; please check back here for updates.
Update: 2016 Maritime Heritage Grants
The application period for 2016 National Maritime Heritage Grants is now closed, and applications are under review. Successful submission of your application package at www.grants.gov indicates receipt of your materials by the National Park Service. Applicants will be notified individually when decisions have been made. We expect this to be in mid-to-late Spring 2017.