The National Park Service (NPS) works with with Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and national organizations to preserve and protect resources and traditions that are of importance to Native Americans.  The NPS Tribal Historic Preservation Program (THPP) reviews and approves applications from federally recognized Tribes to establish Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) partnerships with the National Park Service.

Are you looking to enter into a THPO agreement and become eligible for non-competitive THPO grants? Please visit our application guidance and training page.

Picture Caption: The photograph above features Paiute women cleaning kiya (pine cones) in preparation for the tuba nuga (pinenut dance). This is a thanksgiving celebration of food and life. From left to right: Charlene Bowman, Dolly Manuelito, Kinsinta Joseph, and Angie Lewis. Photograph courtesy of the Bishop Paiute Tribal Historic Preservation Office.


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THPO Application

Here you can find the most updated THPO Program application. Use this application and application guidance to craft your THPO program plan.

Carving tools project funded by Historic Preservation Fund Grant to the Quinault Indian Nation

Annual THPO Grants

A modest amount of annual funding is available to support THPOs who have entered into an agreement with the National Park Service.

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THPP 25th Anniversary Report

This issue highlights successes from across the nation and the close preservation partnerships that have developed over the years.

Last updated: January 26, 2021