The number of Colorado local governments enacting a local historic preservation program continues to increase. Certified Local Governments (CLGs) comprise an also increasing category of these local governments enacting a local preservation ordinance meeting certain standards. It is through these local ordinances that privately owned properties can truly be protected with design review. CLGs are eligible for an earmarked pool of federal grants, participate in the state preservation tax credit program, and are offered training workshops and meetings to encourage networking among local governments. OAHP staff is available to assist with the creation of new CLGs and to provide information to other commissions.
Did You Know?
CLG grants do not require a cash or in-kind match?
In FY 2014 about $150,000 was awarded in CLG grants?
About 90% of state historic preservation income tax credit projects are in CLGs which conduct review locally?
CLGs are part of the review and negotiation process when federal funds (or other federal involvement) is required for a project which could adversely affect the community's historic properties?
Colorado currently has 120 local governments with a preservation ordinance, a number that continues to increase?
Colorado supplements its mandatory requirement of passing through to CLGs at least 10% of the state's federal funding with a matching annual grant from the State Historical Fund?
52, or 43% of Colorado local governments with a preservation ordinance are CLGs?
The CLG program is a federal/state/local partnership established in a 1980 amendment to the National Historic Preservation Act. Find out more at the National Park Service CLG web site.
CLG Grant Application
Download the grant application only as a Word document. You can also download the full grant manual (including the application) as a PDF or Word file.