Preservation Through Partnership

Commit to Saving the Past for Future Generations

The goal of the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is to facilitate State and local government cooperation with Federal partners to promote nationwide preservation initiatives. Through the certification process, local communities make a commitment to national historic preservation standards. This commitment is key to America's ability to preserve, protect, and increase awareness of our unique cultural heritage found across the country.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Find a Certified Local Government

Use this tool to locate current Certified Local Governments near you.

Elizabethton, Tennessee
Find Grants

Find competitive historic preservation grants eligible to communities listed as Certified Local Governments here

Map of the USA showing CLGs, National Parks, and federal public lands.
Gateway to Certified Local Governments

Use this tool to view the intersecting relationship between Certified Local Governments, National Parks, and federal public lands, near you.

Homestead, Florida
State, Tribal, Local Plans & Grants

Visit the State, Tribal, Local Plans & Grants Division home page for more news related to the Certified Local Government Program.

Historic District In Hawaii
Historic Preservation Fund

Learn more about how the Historic Preservation Fund relates to the CLG Program and other preservation work funded and supported by the NPS.

Rogers, Arkansas
Preservation Planning Program

The Preservation Planning Program helps communities of all kinds make sense of the planning process and ensure it is useful and effective.

Last updated: April 6, 2023