State Historic Preservation Office

Certified Local Government Grants

Certified Local Government Grants

Certified Local Governments may use these federal matching grants for local preservation projects. Funding comes from the Historic Preservation Fund, appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress; federal regulations require that the SHPO distribute to CLGs at least 10 percent of its allocation each year. Approximately $95,000 is available for fiscal year 2014.

Projects may include (see manual for more information):

  • Historic resource surveys.
  • Preparation of local/national designation forms.
  • Historic preservation plans.
  • Building reuse studies.
  • Cultural landscape inventories.
  • Design guidelines for property owners.
  • Public education.

CLG grants DO NOT fund:

Capital improvement ("bricks and mortar") projects.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • reflect goals and strategies of the statewide preservation plan.
  • promote sound preservation planning through historic context development and completion of historic and archaeological surveys.
  • result in local designations.
  • involve properties associated with the history of underdocumented groups or communities.


Preapplication due: January 24, 2014
Final application due: March 7, 2014
Grants Review Committee Meeting: April 17, 2014

Application Materials

CLG Grant Alert

FY2014 CLG Grants Manual

Online Application Form


Michael Koop or Mandy Skypala.