The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program awards three types of grants:
Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants are awarded annually to non-profit organizations, educational institutions, State, local, and Tribal governments, and other public entities sponsoring preservation projects at historic battlefields. Any battlefield on American soil is eligible for these grants.
- Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded to State and local governments seeking fee simple acquisition of eligible Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War battlefield land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests (easements) in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War battlefield land. Only battlefields listed in The Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields (1993) and Report to to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States (2007) are eligible for these grants.
- Battlefield Interpretation Grants are awarded to State, local and Tribal governments and non-profit organizations proposing projects and programs to enhance interpretation and education at Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield sites eligible for Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.
- Coming Fall 2021: Battlefield Restoration Grants. New grants to restore landscapes to day-of-battle conditions. Stay tuned!
The ABPP follows a Programmatic Agreement that establishes Section 106 review processes for the Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant and Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant programs. We advise you to review this Agreement (pdf) prior to preparing an application for a grant.
Last updated: August 9, 2021