The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division manages several grant programs to assist with a variety of historic preservation and community projects focused on heritage preservation. The funding for all of the below grants, regardless of program, comes from the Historic Preservation Fund.
More information about all of our currently funded project grant programs may be found below. Competitive grant programs provide financial assistance to support historic preservation projects to States, Tribes, local governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Each grant program has its own eligiblity requirements as well as program objectives.
Competitive Grant Programs
African American Civil Rights Grants
Grants to document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights
Save America's Treasures Grants
Funding for bricks and mortar work and/or conservation work on nationally significant artifacts and historic sites
Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant
A subgrant program to support the rehabilitation of historic properties in rural communities
History of Equal Rights Grants
Grants that aim to preserve sites related to the struggle of all people to achieve equal rights in America
Supporting state-owned resources related to the founding of the nation
Grants to restore structures on Historically Black Colleges & Universities campuses considered to be the most historically significant
Underrepresented Communities Grants
Grants to increase the number of listings in the National Register of Historic Places associated with underrepresented communities
Tribal Heritage Grants
Grants to assist Indian Tribes in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions
Disaster Recovery Grants
Emergency Funding for the Historic Preservation Fund to assist communities with preservation and repair work at historic sites
Other National Park Service Programs
In addition to Historic Preservation Fund grants, the National Park Service also operates more than 50 grant and community assistance programs not managed by the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division. These programs help to support and develop recreational and cultural opportunites, conserve and restore natural and cultural resources, and provide assistance with NAGPRA compliance.
Last updated: November 15, 2022