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Grants to Georgia Agencies to Preserve Significant Sites

Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) - Certified Local Government (CLG) Grants


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Funding Source
Historic Preservation Fund (HPF)
CFDA Number: 15.904
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Geographic Focus
USA: Georgia

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $25,000 to Georgia eligible government agencies to preserve significant sites throughout the state. Funding is intended for activities including but not limited to surveys, planning, reports, educational projects, and pre-development projects. The goal of the grant program is to enable cities, towns, and rural areas to undertake projects that aid in the preservation of historic properties. The applicant must be a Certified Local Government.

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants for Certified Local Governments (CLGs) support local historic preservation planning, research, and development projects. Certified Local Governments in Georgia are eligible to apply for survey, planning, education, predevelopment, and development historic preservation projects.

The grant application is for activities such as historic resources survey, National Register nominations, preservation planning, design guidelines, local designation reports, and information/education projects, historic structures reports, conditions assessment reports, structural assessment reports, preservation plans, architectural drawings, and specifications. Cemetery projects such as cemetery resource/monument surveys, ground-penetrating radar surveys, preservation plans, master plans, or conditions assessment reports are also eligible.

This grant application also supports physical “bricks and mortar” rehabilitation activities for historic site-specific buildings, structures, monuments, and places, including cemeteries and parks. Development project applications must provide the following three items to be considered eligible for HPF grant funding: a legal description of the property, listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and previous documentation of predevelopment/planning activities associated with the resource. At the completion of a development project, a preservation agreement or covenant is required for the property. 

For information about eligible project types, see:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants: Local Government

In order to apply, your community must be a Certified Local Government. All CLGs applying for grant funding must be in good standing with HPD, including being up to date on all CLG evaluations.

If your community has not completed a historic resources survey or archaeological survey or updated an existing survey since 2008, the CLG is only eligible to apply for a survey and planning project. A list of Certified Local Governments has been provided in the Files section.

Additional Geographic Information:

List of Georgia Certified Local Governments:

Pre-Application Information
- Application Start Date: 12/02/2022
- Application End Date: 02/01/2023

All grant funds are matched 60% federal/40% local and are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are rated according to the eligibility and selection criteria. Matching share should be a minimum of 40% of the total project cost. The grant funds must be matched by local, non-federal funds. The matching funds may consist of cash, donated labor, or donated materials. At least part of the match is encouraged to be cash, and the applicant is encouraged to provide as much cash match as possible. Applicants must be able to fully finance the project as these grants are reimbursement grants.

HPF grant funds are reimbursable grants. The grant recipient will need a cash commitment strong enough to keep the project running. Invoices for reimbursement may be submitted as often as monthly and can be paid upon approval of project work completed. All invoices will be reimbursed at a rate of 60% of costs documented. Final payment amounts up to 25% of the grant will be withheld pending approval by HPD staff of completed work.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards from the HPF-CLG grant program range from $1,000 to $25,000.

Average Award Size: $15,000

Term of Contract
The project schedule should be carefully planned so that all project work can be completed by September 30, 2024. HPD will have the option to reassign the grant funds to another grantee if the project does not meet these deadlines. Consultants should be hired, and the first phase of the project should be underway by December 31, 2023. HPD will require preliminary materials to be submitted by April 1, 2024, the final draft by June 1, 2024, and the final product by August 15, 2024.

Contact Information
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Program Contact: For more information, please contact

Application Address:
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Historic Preservation Division
60 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

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