Managing Agency National Park Service

Program Description

Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Tribes support Tribal Historic Preservation Offices that have signed partnership agreements with the National Park Service to assume the duties of the State Historic Preservation Office in carrying out the goals of the national historic preservation program by surveying, documenting, and recording their historic and cultural resources and guiding preservation activities at the Tribal level.

General Program Requirements

Eligible entities include federally-recognized tribes that have an approved Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) partnership agreement with the National Park Service (NPS) and an appointed Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Congress appropriates a total amount of HPF grant funds to Tribes in its annual budget. NPS applies an approved apportionment formula to calculate the amount of each individual Tribe’s awards. Each tribe submits an annual application for its apportioned amount through Specific application requirements can change from year to year. See the current year’s application requirements.

Program Contact Information

Ginger Carter
Tribal Historic Preservation Office Grant Program Manager

Additional Information

Length of ProgramGrants run for two years
Tribes Funded by this ProgramCurrently 167 Tribes are eligible to receive funding. As additional Tribe's join the THPO program each year, the number of eligible entities eligible to receive funds increases
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)All Tribes receiving funds are served through the program
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeMandatory
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number15.904
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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