National Park Service Underrepresented Communities Grants

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Semiquincentennial Grant Program

This article originally appeared on the National Park Service website. 

The National Park Service’s Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC) works towards diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. URC grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and are administered by the NPS. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites.

All funded projects must result in the submission of a new or amended nomination to the National Register of Historic Places to include underrepresented communities.

Eligible applicants are limited to State Historic Preservation Offices; Tribal Historic Preservation Offices; Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages/Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations (as defined by 54 USC 300309, 54 USC 300313, 54 USC 300314); and Certified Local Governments. NEW! Starting in FY2023, Nonprofit Organizations are eligible to apply!

Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. Application packages must be submitted using in response to Notice of Funding Opportunity P23AS00473 under Assistance Listing 15.904. Read more...