The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the inaugural round of the Semiquincentennial Grant Program. This program was established by Congress in 2019 to honor the 250th anniversary of the United States by restoring and preserving State owned sites and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places that commemorate the founding of the nation.
Important Eligibility Information
- Only resources that are both State owned and listed in the National Register of Historic Places (including National Historic Landmarks) individually or as contributing to a listed district at the time of application are eligible for this program.
- Buildings, structures, sites, districts, and objects considered significant for their association with people, places, or events between the earliest known resources and December 31, 1800 may be considered as associated with the “founding of the nation.”
- While the resources to be supported by this program must be owned by a State government, eligible applicants may also include local governments, non-profit organizations, public and non-profit institutions of higher education, and tribes that are partnering with States.
- Eligible costs for this program include architectural/engineering services (not to exceed 20% of the grant award) and physical preservation projects.
The Semiquincentennial Grant Program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and is administered by the NPS. Congress has appropriated $10,000,000 for the Semiquincentennial Grant Program for FY2021.
Applications are due May 3, 2022.
Available Grant Funding
Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal funding match. Eligible properties must be State owned AND listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the time of application. Applications from eligible organizations partnering with States, such as local governments, non-profit organizations, and tribes, are welcome, however the applicant will need to demonstrate that the State has consented to the application and any work to be performed under the grant through a letter of permission no older than 6 months.
For more information and to apply for the Semiquincentennial Grant Program visit grants.gov: P22AS00035.