Apply for Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program works with partners to preserve sites of armed conflict on American soil. Are you're interested in applying for a grant to fund preservation projects? Where do you start?

Explore our grants "at-a-glance" in the table below. The questions further down the page are intended to guide you through your options.

Reach out to an ABPP staff member to discuss which grant program is right for you.

Table of ABPP Grants and eligibility requirements


Preservation Planning Grants (PPG)

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAG)

Battlefield Interpretation Grants (BIG)

Battlefield Restoration Grants (BARE)

Project Site

Sites of armed conflicted on American soil

Select Revolutionary War, War of 1812, & Civil War sites

Select Revolutionary War, War of 1812, & Civil War sites

Select Revolutionary War, War of 1812, & Civil War sites

Eligible Applicant

Tribal, state/local governments, and Nonprofits

State/local governments

Tribal, state/local governments, and Nonprofits

Tribal, state/local governments, and Nonprofits

Project Activities

Research, planning, outreach, & educational activities

Land & preservation easement acquisitions

Scoping & implementation for interpretation projects

Scoping & implementation for preservation, rehabilitation, & restoration

Funding Requirements

No match required

Dollar-for-dollar match required

Dollar-for-dollar match required

Dollar-for-dollar match required

Are you thinking about a project for a site associated with an armed conflict on American soil? Explore Preservation Planning Grants.

Are you thinking about a project for a Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Civil War site? Check out these reports:

If your site has been assigned a survey code (e.g. VA040), your project could be eligible for these grants:

Do you represent a Tribal, state or local government, or nonprofit? You could be eligible to apply to:

Tribal governments and nonprofit organizations can also partner with state or local governments to apply to Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.

Individual citizens are encouraged to work with one of the above entities to apply for funding.

Each of our grant programs support specific activities to help preserve sites of conflict:

  • Preservation Planning Grants support a variety of research, planning, outreach, and educational activities, including archeological surveys, National Register documentation projects, interpretive media, and community events that contribute to the protection of sites of armed conflict. 
  • Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants provide matching funds for non-Federal acquisitions of real property — both fee-simple purchases and preservation easements — in battlefield lands.
  • Battlefield Interpretation Grants help with projects that plan for, update, and expand the visitor experience of battlefields and associated sites. 
  • Battlefield Restoration Grants fund the design and implementation of historic preservation plans to restore day-of-battle conditions. 

If you have organizational and community support and are looking for grant funding to get your project off the ground, explore our Preservation Planning Grants.

If you can provide dollar-for-dollar matching funds from a non-Federal source, including cash and in-kind contributions, check out our: 

Grant Programs

Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants
Preservation Planning Grants

Grants for research, planning, interpretation, and more.

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Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

Grants for permanent battlefield protection. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Battlefield Restoration Grants

Grants to restore eligible American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War sites to day-of battle conditions

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Battlefield Interpretation Grants

Grants to modernize and enhance battlefield education and interpretation through technology

Last updated: October 13, 2022