Tribal Heritage

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian Tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These Tribal Heritage Grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages/Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. 

From the beginning, the program has been shaped by Indian Tribes. It focuses on what they are most concerned with protecting — oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of Tribal historic preservation offices.

Since 1990, more than $17 million has been awarded to over 460 Indian and Alaskan Native communities. 

Application packages must be submitted using in response to a notice of funding opportunity number under Assistance Listing (formerly CFDA) 15.904.

Links to Application Information

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    Program Fact Sheet

    A short summary of the Tribal Heritage grant program that has general information on funding priorities, project and applicant eligibility, and upcoming important due dates and deadlines.

    Fact sheets are intended to provide an overview of the grant program. Full application details and requirements will always be outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity posted to

    Helpful Links for Grantees and Applicants

    To learn more about the ways that the National Park Service is connected to the preservation of historic sites nationwide, check out the links below. Feel free to look up specific properties listed as National Historic Landmarks or properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places using these sites.

    Last updated: February 6, 2023