Those projects that involve the excavation, stabilization, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or acquisition of a designated property or site are considered "acquisition and development." Archaeological projects are considered Acquisition and Development when the level of investigation is "intensive excavation." In such cases, the affected site must be designated before the application is submitted. Designated properties include those listed on one or more of the following:
National Register of Historic Places, which is administered by the National Park Service
State Register of Historic Properties, which is administered by the Colorado Historical Society
Local Landmark lists, which are administered by local governments
View a sample application that is based on an actual application that was successfully awarded in a previous grant round. It has been modified to fit the application form for the April 1, 2011 grant round.
The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation maintains a collection of educational materials about the importance of properly preserving our significant buildings, sites, structures, and objects. The collection of educational materials ranges from scholarly context studies that aid in the evaluation of properties, to brief how-to brochures, to verbatim copies of laws.