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.

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CLG General Grant

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Application will be available September 2019

Types of Projects Funded:

  • Surveys to identify historic/prehistoric resources.
  • Development of historic/prehistoric contexts for evaluation of resources.
  • Comprehensive historic preservation planning that may include:
    • Development of community-wide preservation plans
    • Development of a survey plan
    • Designations of local landmark districts
    • Development of architectural design guidelines
    • Improvement of local historic preservation ordinances
    • Support for technical or professional administrative assistance to commissions
  • Nomination of properties to the National, State, or local register
  • Public education programs, activities, or publications, including website development
  • Educational speakers, programs, sessions, and conferences
  • Innovative projects that address new methods, tools, or technologies.

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