Preservation Planning Grants

Preservation Planning Grants (PPG) are ABPP's broadest and most diverse grant program, promoting the preservation of any battlefield or associated site on American soil. PPGs fund projects that relate to planning, interpreting, and protecting these sites. Typical awards range from $30,000-$150,000 and do not require matching funds. Since 1990, grant recipients have helped protect and enhance more than 100 battlefields with more than 600 funded projects in 42 states and territories.

PPG applications are accepted on an annual basis, at the end of the calendar year. Each spring, ABPP staff evaluate the applications for completeness and a Merit Review panel ranks the applications based on the eligibility requirements in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. By early summer the National Park Service selects and announces projects for the award.

Man with large backpack with column rising over his head takes notes on rugged mountain landscape
Conducting land use analysis with GPS equipment. NPS Photo.


  • State, local, and Tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible projects focus on battlefields or associated sites in the United States, including Territories and Freely Associated States.
  • All eras and armed conflicts are eligible.
  • Grants may not be used for the acquisition of property or services of direct benefit to the Federal government, including support of the day-to-day operations of a Federal agency.
Please contact the PPG team if you have questions or need additional information about eligibility.

PPGs are authorized by 54 U.S.C 308102

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Last updated: March 28, 2024