Underrepresented Community Grants
In Federal fiscal year 2017, Congress appropriated $500,000 for 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.
The deadline to apply for funding under this grant program is July 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. Interested parties must apply using grants.gov by following the instructions in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The opportunity number is P17AS00399.
Eligible applicants for this funding include Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Federally Recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Groups, Native Hawaiian Organizations as defined by 54 U.S.C. 300300 et seq., 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.
Grant requests must be at a minimum $15,000 and the maximum request is $50,000. All funded projects must result in:
- The submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark program, or
- An amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark nomination to include underrepresented communities.
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