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 2015.

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 20, 2017
Final application due: March 3, 2017
Grants Review Committee Meeting: April 20, 2017

Application Materials

CLG Grant Alert

FY2017 CLG Grants Manual

Online Application Form


Michael Koop or Carolyn Veeser-Egbide.