Certified Local Government Grants

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Program provides funding for a portion of the operation of Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The National Park Service specifies that at least 10 percent of these funds be subgranted to Certified Local Governments (CLGs).

Since 2000, History Colorado (Colorado’s SHPO) has provided the required match to these funds through History Colorado’s State Historical Fund. Therefore, local governments may apply for CLG grants without providing matching funds.

Counties and municipalities must be designated a CLG prior to the grant application submittal deadline in order to be eligible for CLG grant funding. Discover how to become a CLG.

CLG General Grant

Draft Deadline: December 11, 2023 (end of day)

Application Deadline: January 16, 2024 at 12:00 noon

Grant recipients will find forms and guidance for grant management on our CLG Grants Administration page.

CLG Education Scholarships

Certified Local Government scholarships are being offered for the following educational/training opportunities:

History Colorado is offering approximately $14,000 in scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to CLGs on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted or until educational opportunities have passed.