Statistical Reports

Historic Preservation Fund Appropriations

The National Park Service administers the Historic Preservation Fund on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and us annually appropriated funds to provide grants to eligible recipients for the preservation of historic resources. Our annual report describes significant accomplishments and successes from fiscal year 2022.
Diagram dividing the total appropriation into each grant program.

Appropriations in Fiscal Year 2023

The diagram below outlines how the total $204 million appropriated by Congress was divided between grant programs. From left to right, the diagram shows that $204,515,000 was divided into 10 categories, representing 9 grant programs:
  • State Historic Preservation Offices
  • Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (combined with Tribal Heritage Grants in the diagram)
  • African American Civil Rights
  • History of Equal Rights
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities
  • Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants
  • Save America's Treasures
  • Semiquincentennial Grants
  • Underrepresented Communities
  • Congressionally Directed Spending

Historic Preservation Fund Apportionment to States

Funding has been apportioned using a formula grant process to states since federal fiscal year 1967. Beginning in fiscal year 1977, the source of this funding was the newly created Historic Preservation Fund. Although the Historic Preservation Fund is authorized at $150 million annually, it is only funded by congressional appropriation. This appropriation is the actual amount of money Congress permits NPS to award as grants.

Notes on This Data

Users of this data are reminded that federal fiscal year 1976 included a fifth quarter to serve as a three-month transition period that moved the end of the fiscal year to September 30.

In addition, the data are broken down by recipient. When the Trust Territory of the Pacific ceased to exist, the independent republics of the Freely Associated States (Palau, Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia) were eligible for and began to receive HPF grants previously awarded to the Trust Territory.

Last updated: December 13, 2023.
State apportionment history, FY 1967 to FY 2021. HPF is the funding source 1977 - present.
STATEFY 1967FY 1968FY 1969FY 1970FY 1971FY 1972FY 1973FY 1974FY 1975FY 1976FY 1977FY 1978FY 1979FY 1980FY 1981FY 1982FY 1983FY 1984FY 1985FY 1986FY 1987FY 1988FY 1989FY 1990FY 1991FY 1992FY 1993FY 1994FY 1995FY 1996FY 1997FY 1998FY 1999FY 2000FY 2001FY 2002FY 2003FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022FY 2023FY 2024Grand Total%

A selection of past HPF annual reports is available online. These reports represent an overview of grant-supported activities beginning in approximately 2003, although the fund has been around much longer.

Source: Data Store Collection 6600. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: December 13, 2023