National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) - American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)
06/30/19 11:59 PM Pacific
Grants starting at $1,000 to USA state and local government agencies for the acquisition and preservation of Civil War battlefield sites. Funding is intended to help communities purchase land through fee simple methods, or acquire a protective interest in eligible land through easements.
Grants must be used to acquire battlefield land or to acquire a permanent, protective interest (i.e., a perpetual protective easement) in battlefield land. Additional costs associated with the acquisition – such as appraisal costs, survey fees, title insurance, and other closing costs – are also eligible grant costs. Eligible battlefields are those listed in the CWSAC’s 1993 Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields. Proposals for purchases at CWSAC Priority I and II sites will be given highest consideration. Eligible acquisitions should lie within the “core” areas of CWSAC battlefields (CWSAC “core” and “study” area maps are available from the ABPP). Proposals to acquire land outside of the “core” area but within the “study” area are eligible, but will be considered a lower priority than proposals to purchase “core” area land only.
In cases where a State government agency will acquire and manage the property, the State must enter into a letter of agreement with the NPS. If the agency is other than the State Historic Preservation Office, the letter must also state that pre-development site planning (such as surveys to identify significant landscape and historic features, and archeological investigations) and final construction designs are subject to approval by the State Historic Preservation Officer. In all other cases, grantees or subgrantees must encumber the title to the acquired battlefield property with a preservation easement, in favor of and enforceable in court by the State Historic Preservation Officer, or by another government agency acceptable to the NPS, in perpetuity.
The fundamental purpose of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is to help acquire and/or develop public outdoor recreation areas. Accordingly, grantees must provide for public access to lands or interests in lands acquired with assistance from this program, subject to necessary and reasonable measures on the part of the grantee to protect the historic features of the battlefield from damage or loss. Where the grantee will place an easement on the property, the grantee must include language in the easement that indicates the type and degree of public access to be made available to the property. At a minimum, lands purchased with LWCF funds must be visible from public rights-of-way.
GrantWatch ID#: 160302
Expected Number of Awards: 30
- Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
- Award Floor: $1,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register with Grants.gov: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/register.faces
Send applications via commercial overnight service or courier service to:
National Park Service
1201 Eye Street, NW - 2255
Washington, DC 20005
Send applications via U.S. Postal Service (including Priority and Express mail) to:
American Battlefield Protection Program
National Park Service
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW - 2255
Washington, DC 20240-0001
Please address questions and requests to:
Eligible Battlefields: https://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/bystate.htm
USA: Alabama; Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Indiana; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; New Mexico; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia