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.
The Office of History & Archaeology (OHA) is accepting grant applications from Certified Local Governments (CLG) for 60-40 HPF matching grant projects. The application deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024. The application package is available to the right.
If you have any questions about the CLG Grant program, contact: CLG Program Coordinator Maria Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Office of History & Archaeology (OHA) is accepting applications for historic preservation projects for 50-50 matching grant assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) for projects in Alaska. This grant program also includes Development and Pre-development projects. The application deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024. The application package is available to the right.
OHA estimates approximately $300,000 will be available to award to eligible projects. The maximum federal share for any one project is $50,000. The following lists the minimum and maximum amounts for each grant project:
If you have any questions about the Historic Preservation Grant program, contact: Maria Lewis at email@example.com.
The National Park Service recently awarded the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) two National Maritime Heritage Grants in this highly competitive national program. The first is a grant of $100,000 specifically for preservation projects; the second is a grant of $242,500 for education projects. With each, the SHPO aims to preserve and interpret Alaska's rich maritime resources while supporting vibrant communities with ancient connections to northern waters that continue into the present day. To achieve this mission, SHPO partnered with the State Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM), in the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) to form the Alaska Maritime Heritage Preservation Program.
The Alaska Maritime Heritage Preservation Program will offer Alaskans two new grant opportunities for preservation and education projects. Of the total $342,500 federal award, $15,000 will support in-house projects at the Alaska State Museum. The remaining $327,500 will be subgranted to support preservation and education projects statewide. The in-house and subgrant programs will empower communities to safeguard and share a maritime heritage associated with their unique region, culture, and lifeways. To learn more about the new grant opportunities, see our Alaska Maritime Heritage Preservation Plan page.
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