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National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grant

Grants to Louisiana Organizations, Agencies, and
Educational Institutions to Preserve Historic Resources

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Louisiana Office of Cultural Development - Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office (LASHPO)

Deadline Date:

05/20/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $3,000 to $75,000 to Louisiana organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for the preservation of historical resources. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of preservation planning, surveys and inventory, cultural resource documentation, educational and public outreach, and National Register nominations.

The focus of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grant proposals should be related to ongoing state and federally mandated programs and initiatives that are outlined in the Louisiana Comprehensive Plan (see Supporting Documents below.) Activities funded under this program must be performed in compliance with applicable Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and shall be conducted under the professional supervision of the Division of Historic Preservation.

In 2019, LASHPO will give special priority to Historic Standing Structure Surveys, of properties fifty years and older within those Louisiana Parishes where no parish-wide survey or partial parish-wide survey has been completed. Specifically, priority Parishes include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Plaquemines, and Iberia. (For a map, see Supporting Documents below.) However, other preservation oriented projects are eligible under the following categories:

- Identifying and Protecting Historic Properties
- Expanding Education and Public Knowledge

For further details about these project categories, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169381

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards generally are between $3,000 and $75,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Typical recipients include historic preservation organizations, parish governments, economic development districts, planning commissions, museum houses, state agencies, municipal governments, educational institutions, historic district commissions and Certified Local Governments (CLG).

Not allowable expenses for archaeology projects are:

Indirect costs, purely archival research, archaeological salvage, archaeological mitigation, entertainment, fines, lobbying, and curation after the end of the project during which artifacts were recovered.

Pre-Application Information:

LASHPO must receive applications by 5:00 p.m. May 20, 2019. All applications must be submitted through the online system.

Grant Schedule:

- Grant Applications due: May 20, 2019
- Grant Selection: June 2019
- Notice of Award: June 20, 2019
- Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

An individual or entity may submit no more than two applications.

Grant funds must be matched by non-federal monies on at least a 50/50 basis, though grantees may elect to overmatch. Grant funds are distributed on a reimbursable basis.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions, contact:

Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Andrea McCarthy


Tammy Bridges

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana