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

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

CLG Education Scholarships, 2022

OAHP is offering scholarships for commission members, elected officials, and staff to attend and/or complete in-person or online educational opportunities related to fulfilling their duties as a CLG. History Colorado is approximately $5,700 in scholarships on a first come, first served basis for events occurring between April 25 and August 15, 2022.

- Eligible Expenses: Eligible Expenses for this scholarship are limited to registration fees for online or in-person courses, virtual or in-person conferences, webinars, and other remote learning opportunities. The focus of these educational opportunities must directly relate to the fulfillment of CLG responsibilities, at the discretion of History Colorado. Please see the CLG Training Calendar for SHPO-approved training.

- Eligible Expenses for NAPC FORUM and Saving Places-San Luis: Eligible expenses include registration, travel, and hotel expenses, limited to –

  • Registration Fees
  • Lodging ($151 per night)
  • Airfare ($300 round trip maximum) or Mileage ($.53/mile)
  • Ground Transportation ($80 maximum for NAPC Forum)
  • Per Diem ($74/day or $55.50 for first/last day of travel for Cincinnati; $59/day for San Luis)

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