Battlefields and sites of armed conflict are powerful reminders of the shared heritage of all Americans. To learn and heal from the past, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation and interpretation of these important places.

To support community-driven stewardship of historic resources, NPS ABPP administers four grant programs: Preservation Planning, Battlefield Land Acquisition, and the newly authorized Battlefield Restoration and Battlefield Interpretation grant programs. To learn more about the application process and specific eligibility requirements, explore our grants offerings below.

Hand-drawn map of Williamsburg battle shows Red lines for “Rebel” troop and blue lines for Union.

Largest grant in ABPP history

Nov. 2021, ABPP awarded a $4.6 mill grant to the American Battlefield Trust to protect 250 acres of the Williamsburg Civil War battlefield

Black woman in grassy field, GPS unit in hand and large backpack with tech device on back

Battlefield Interpretation Grants

ABPP is currently reviewing 2021 Battlefield Interpretation Grant applications. We anticipate announcing at the end of the summer.

Group of reenactors in blue coats, white breeches & tricorn hats in grassy field by cannon

NEW Battlefield Restoration Grants

Coming Fall 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. New applications accepted winter 2021.

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

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

Last updated: November 23, 2021