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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, School Districts, and IHEs for Historical Preservation Activities

Preservation Planning Grants

GrantWatch ID# 148843
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
CFDA Number: 15.926
Funding or PIN Number: P23AS00120
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/15/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, school districts, and IHEs for historical preservation activities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to preserve sites associated with armed conflict and historic battlefields.

Battlefields and sites of armed conflict are powerful reminders of the shared heritage of all Americans. To learn and heal from the past, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS ABPP) promotes the preservation and interpretation of these important places. (54 U.S.C. § 308101) NPS ABPP supports community-driven stewardship of historic resources through four grant programs: Preservation Planning, Battlefield Restoration, Battlefield Interpretation, and Battlefield Land Acquisition.

NPS ABPP’s Preservation Planning Grants support planning, interpreting, and protecting battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts by providing financial assistance to eligible entities to realize their defined preservation outcomes at these sites of collective violence.

Successful applicants implement a wide range of eligible project activities and emphasize partnerships and collaboration among diverse stakeholders in all phases of their projects. Stakeholders and preservation partners can include, but are not limited to landowners, descendant communities, Indian Tribes, state and tribal historic preservation offices, and non-profit organizations. The NPS ABPP also encourages proposals that explore the full diversity of the American experience by including merit review criteria that allocate points for the identification and preservation of underrepresented sites and stories of armed conflict.

As the nation approaches the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, NPS ABPP encourages projects that promote and expand preservation as well as enhance our understanding of the origins of the United States. Special thematic priority will be given to applications that address the histories  and legacies of those who experienced the armed conflicts that led to American independence (for example, the “Pueblo Revolt”, the American Revolutionary War, or “Nat Turner’s Rebellion”), and that preserve associated historic sites as a living part of community life and development. 


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants also include:
1) Native American tribally designated organizations, tribally controlled colleges and universities, and Public/Indian housing authorities
2) Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian serving institutions

For information on ineligible activities, see Page 7 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Applications: 03/15/2023

Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM, ET, on the listed application due date.

Estimated date of Federal Award: June 30, 2023

Estimated date of notifying successful and unsuccessful applicants: June 30, 2023

All other applicants are required to register in prior to submitting a Federal award application and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) which will replace Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet in April 2022. A Federal award may not be made to an applicant that has not completed the registration. If an applicant selected for funding has not completed their registration by the time the program is ready to make an award, the program may determine the applicant is not qualified to receive an award. Applicants registering in prior to April 2022 may still be required to obtain a DUNS number prior to completing the registration process within

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Number of Grants
Maximum Awards: 20

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum Award: $200,000.00
Minimum Award: $20,000.00

Contact Information
For programmatic technical assistance, contact:
First and Last Name:
Philip Bailey
Address: 1849 C St NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202-513-7126

For program administration assistance, contact:
First and Last Name:
Christine Arato
Address: 1849 C St NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202-354-2037

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Numeric Input Field: 1-800-518-4726

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RFP & Supporting Documents
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