Tribal Historic Preservation Office Grant Program
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    THPO Grants


    Cultural Resources National Park Service

Tribal Historic Preservation Grants

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) provides annually appropriated funding to Tribes that have signed agreements with the National Park Service designating them as having an approved Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) to protect and conserve important Tribal cultural and historic assets and sites. The grant funding assists THPOs in executing their tribe's historic preservation programs and activities pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996, as amended, and other relevant laws.

Program Overview

Since 1996, THPOs have received HPF funds to assist preservation activities. Costs covered include staff salaries, archeological and architectural surveys, review and compliance activities, comprehensive preservation studies, National Register nominations, educational programs, and other preservation-related activities. These grants are not competitively awarded. The amount granted to each THPO is determined by a formula (Word) developed in consultation with the tribes.

Applying for Financial Assistance and Managing Grant Awards

Detailed guidance on the requirements of the THPO grants are contained in the THPO HPF Grants Quick Guide. Application information, reporting forms, and other important information for THPO grant managers may be found by following the links above.

If you would like to be included in all general information emails regarding THPO HPF grants, please add your contact information here. By doing so, you will receive emails regarding the availability of annual funding, updates on application and reporting due dates, alerts, and notices of training and educational sessions.