Ten percent of the annual Historic Preservation Fund grant to Alaska is designated for Certified Local Government projects. Local governments with approved historic preservation programs and designated Certified Local Governments are eligible for these grants. The grants are administered through the Office of History and Archaeology and reviewed by the Alaska Historical Commission. The grants are for historic preservation projects, must be matched, and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Certified Local Government Grant Round
Certified Local Governments are invited to apply for a 60-40 Historic Preservation Fund matching grant by August 26, 2022. The maximum federal share for this grant program is $50,000. Projects must be completed by December 15, 2023. Links to the application and grant announcement are shown below.
FY22 CLG Grant Announcement
FY22 CLG Grant Application
When the Office of History and Archaeology can, it makes these funds available from its annual Historic Preservation Fund grant to help owners of historic properties with rehabilitation projects. Individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, Native and local governmental entities can apply. All work must follow The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties, and owners must execute a covenant to protect the historic character of the property. The grants are for a maximum of $27,000, must be matched one-to-one and are awarded on a competitive basis.
The Alaska Historical Commission promotes special initiatives, such as commemorating anniversaries of significant events in Alaska history, when there is widespread state support for them. The commission works with the Office of History and Archaeology to make funds available for planning, research, interpretation, public education, and development projects to assist these initiatives. The grants must be matched and are awarded on a competitive basis.
The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division provides preservation assistance through several programs that support the preservation of America's historic places and diverse history. All information regarding grant applications, programs, and management, visit State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov).
For information regarding technical assistance, grant projects, and events, visit NPS's new Historic Preservation Fund website at Historic Preservation Fund (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov).
Please contact the Office of History and Archaeology at:
State of Alaska: Dept. of Natural Resources
Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
Office of History and Archaeology
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1310
Anchorage, AK 99501