Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant Program


American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAGS) authorized by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998 and amended by the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013 are available to help States and local communities acquire and preserve threatened battlefield land. The ABPP administers grants utilizing funds redirected from monies collected for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants will be awarded to units of State and local governments. In any case where a private non-profit organization seeks to acquire battlefield land with assistance from this program, that organization must apply in partnership with a State or local government agency.

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Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match. Grants are available for the fee simple acquisition of land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests in land, at Civil War battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields and Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields listed in the ABPP's 2007 Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study. Higher consideration will be given to proposals for land acquisition of endangered lands at battlefields defined as Priority I or II sites in the CWSAC 1993 report or the ABPP 2007 Report. 

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ABPP if you have questions about Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.

Last updated: May 8, 2018