National Park Service: African American Civil Rights Preservation GrantsDeadline: September 29, 2017
The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The National Park Services’ (NPS’) 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites serves as the foundation reference document for the grant program and for grant applicants to use in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.
Preservation grants fund physical preservation of a historic site to include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures, and objects. Eligible costs include pre-preservation studies, architectural plans and specifications, historic structure reports, and the repair and rehabilitation of historic properties.
Amount: A total of $8,400,000 is available to make up to 17 grants, ranging from $75,000-$500,000. Grants that solely involve pre-preservation work must range from $15,000-$50,000.
Eligibility: States and territories; federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations; local governments; and nonprofit organizations. Properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or designated a National Historic Landmark either individually or as part of a district whose significance is associated with African American Civil Rights in the 20th century. If the property is not listed for its association with African American Civil Rights in the 20th century, or not listed at all, the Eligibility Assessment form should provide information that demonstrates its association. Projects that are not listed on the National Register or are not listed in association with African American Civil Rights in the 20th Century must include a nomination or amendment to an existing nomination as part of their project.