Managing Agency National Park Service

Program Description

Working with various states, Indian tribes, and local governments, the grants will fund preservation projects at sites representing Latino, African American, Asian American, LGBTQ, women, and Native American communities. Secretary Jewell made the announcement while addressing the “Past Forward 2015” conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. The grants are supported through the Historic Preservation Fund, which was authorized by Congress in 1976 under the National Historic Preservation Act.

General Program Requirements

Grants that support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. Eligible applicants for this funding include Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Federally Recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Groups, Native Hawaiian Organizations, State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), and Certified Local Governments (CLGs). Eligible applicants may partner with nonprofits, other local governments, and National Heritage Areas to ensure the broadest inclusion of all communities. The NPS encourages the development of public-private partnerships and robust community engagement leading to projects that will serve as models for communities nationwide.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

When the funding opportunity is announced it will be released on the Underrepresented Community Grants webpage.

The grant will then be searchable through using the Opportunity Number.

Program Contact Information

Megan Brown
Chief, State, Tribal and Local Plans and Grants

Additional Information

Length of Program2 years
Tribes Funded by this ProgramThese are competitive grants so it's hard to ascertain how many American Indian and Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations receive funding as all applications are scored
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)This truly various from application to application
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number15.904
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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