The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The goals of the program are 1) to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history, 2) to encourage and assist all Americans in planning for the preservation, management, and interpretation of these sites, and 3) to raise awareness of the importance of preserving battlefields and related sites for future generations. The ABPP focuses primarily on land use, cultural resource and site management planning, and public education.

American Battlefield Protection Program Authorization [as of 2014] (54 U.S.C. 380101-380103)

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Current job opportunities with the American Battlefield Protection Program

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Battlefield Interpretation Grants

New 2021 grants for projects that employ technology to enhance battlefield interpretation and education

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NEW Battlefield Restoration Grants

Coming Spring 2021, new grants to restore landscapes to day-of-battle conditions. Stay tuned!

Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants

Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants

Grants for research, planning, interpretation, and more

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

Grants for permanent land protection

Last updated: April 27, 2021