State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
  • 3 examples of preservation work: masonry repair, the repair of a lighthouse lantern, and baulstraude repair

    State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants


    Cultural Resources National Park Service

Save America's Treasures Grants


The Federal Save America's Treasures grants program began in 1999 Logo for the Save America's Tresures program and helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation's rich heritage to future generations of Americans. Since 1999, there have been almost 4,000 requests for funding totaling $1.54 billion. In response to these requests, $315,152,000 was awarded to 1,287 recipients. Grants were awarded to Federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, as well as non-profit organizations through a competitive matching-grant program.

The grants are administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Private partners, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, help to raise non-Federal funds to match the Federal grants appropriated by Congress to preserve many nationally significant historic properties and museum collections.

Researching Previous Projects

Grant files are held by the State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division of the National Park Service. These files document the award, financial reporting, and accomplishments of individual grants and are generally available to researchers by request. Some information is restricted to protect sensitive resources and recipient financial data.

For questions about past awards, management of grants, or duplication of grant records or to access restricted files, please contact division staff or call 202-354-2020.

Technical documentation, including architectural plans and specifications, is available through the Technical Information Center (TIC). TIC is part of the National Park Service and makes these files available through an electronic document management system called ETIC. More than 400 records relating to the SAT grant program have been digitized and are available to browse or download. Detailed viewing of some plans and specifications is restricted in order to protect private property.

For questions about using the database or to request duplication of technical records or access to restricted files, please contact TIC staff.

NPS & AAF partners in Preservation!

NPS is pleased to announce the official partnership agreement signed in 2014 with the American Architectural Foundation to promote the Save America's Treasures program. Visit the American Architectural Foundation's website to explore highlighted projects. Through our partnership with AAF, we are pleased to be able to feature grantee accomplishments throughout the United States.

Important Information for Active Grants

Required Reporting Forms and Instructions

Note: all active awards must close by December 31, 2016.