Save America's Treasures Grants
The Federal Save America's Treasures grants program began in 1999 to mark the beginning of the new millennium. The program helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation's rich heritage to future generations of Americans.
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.
Since 1999, the program awarded $315,152,000 to 1,287 grants in total in response to almost 4,000 requests for funding that totaled $1.54 billion. Although not currently funded, the program remains authorized in legislation. Grants were awarded to Federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, and non-profit organizations through a competitive matching-grant program.
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
Note: all active awards must close by December 31, 2016.