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U.S. Department of the Interior: Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Historic Preservation Grant projects will increase the number of listings in the National Register of Historic Places associated with communities that are currently underrepresented, such as communities including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and LGBT Americans. Grants will support projects that include the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties associated with communities that are underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among the National Historic Landmarks. Successful proposals will emphasize creative projects that promote the preservation of the jurisdiction’s diverse cultural resources.

Within one year of the completion of the grant, all projects must result in:

  • The submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark
  • An amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark nomination to include underrepresented communities

Amount: A total of $500,000 is available to award up to 15 grants that will range from $15,000-$50,000.

Eligibility: State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Federally Recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Groups, Native Hawaiian Organizations, 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.

Link: http://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/community-grants.html

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