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The State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) of the 50 States plus the District of Columbia, the 5 Territories, and 3 Freely Associated States are important partners with the National Park Service preservation programs. Together, they work toward preserving the places that give our nation a cultural identity found in the built environment.
Since 1970, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices have received matching grants through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to assist in expanding and accelerating their historic preservation activities.
Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants are awarded annually based on an apportionment formula. The National Park Service and SHPOs, along with the Certified Local Governments provide the structure for preservation efforts to be connected on the national, state, and local levels. This includes the required minimum 10% pass-through of the HPF grant funds to directly support local preservation projects and providing preservation training and guidance. NPS consults with the SHPOs on all preservation projects through the Section 106 process outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act.
Update to the SHPO Apportionment Formula
Last updated: July 15, 2022