U.S. Department of the Interior: American Battlefield Protection Program
The Battlefield Protection Program will support projects that relate to planning, interpreting, and protecting sites where historic battles were fought on American soil during the armed conflicts that shaped the growth and development of the United States.
Types of projects that these grants have funded include:
Site Identification and Documentation Projects
- Historical research
- Resource surveys and inventories
- Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places
- Cultural landscape reports
- GIS/GPS mapping
Planning and Consensus Building Projects
- Acquisition, strategic, and preservation plans
- Studies of land related to, or adjacent to, publicly owned and protected battlefield lands
- Management, landscape, and stabilization plans
- Interpretation plans
- Preservation advocacy and consensus building within a community
Interpretation or Education Projects
- Interpretive programs
- Educational programs
- Sign development and design
Amount: Approximately $1,200,000 is available to make up to 20 awards ranging from $10,000-$100,000 each.
Eligibility: State, local, and tribal governments; other public entities; educational institutions; and nonprofit organizations.
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