Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAG) enable State and local governments to permanently protection historic battlefield lands through fee simple acquisition or through the purchase of an interest in the land through a preservation covenant. ABPP administers Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants using funds appropriated from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BLAG applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The
Notice of Funding Opportunity and application materials are available on Grants.gov.

37 BLAG eligible States: AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI
37 States contain BLAG eligible battlefield lands

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Eligibility

  • State and local government entities can apply. Nonprofit organizations often support the applicant in this effort.
  • The land must be at least 50% within the boundary of a Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Civil War battlefield identified in the reports below.
  • Lands must be outside the boundaries of any National Park Service legislative boundary.
  • The grants require a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match.
  • ABPP will give special thematic priority to applications that preserve and interpret historic sites associated with the American Revolutionary War in advance of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

Please contact the BLAG team if you have questions or need additional information about eligibility.

BLAGs are authorized by 54 U.S.C. §308103 and 54 U.S.C. §200305

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Last updated: June 3, 2022