The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for the the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Preservation grant program. This program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and managed by the National Park Service. Funding for the HPF is provided from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease revenues, not tax dollars. HPF programs are annually appropriated by Congress and this funding is from the 2021 appropriation. All grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require matching funds (except for Save America's Treasures).
Before applying, please make sure that you have read and understand the limitations of this grant program and have carefully reviewed the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Notice of Funding Opportunity contains all the information you will need to create a successful application. Applicants must register through SAM.gov and Grants.gov to apply. It is best to begin this process early to avoid potential delays submitting your application. Learn more about how to apply for an HPF grant by visiting our Youtube channel.
In 1988, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Preservation grant program was established to document, preserve, and stabilize historic structures on HBCU campuses. The HBCU grant program exists to repair historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places either individually or as contributing to a National Register or National Historic Landmark historic district. Projects must meet major program selection criteria and all work must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
Eligible Applicants must be accredited HBCU institutions. Properties must be listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or designated a National Historic Landmark, either individually or as contributing to a historic district. Projects not listed in the National Register must prepare or amend a nomination as part of the grant project. The HBCU opportunity number is P22AS00050.
Congress has appropriated $10,000,000 in HBCU funding for FY2021.
Applications are due Jan 25, 2022.
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