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History & Culture
History and Culture titleimage of Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Washington State


competitive grant programs:
American Battlefield
Historic Black Colleges & Universities
Japanese American Confinement Sites
Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act

National Center for Preservation Technology
Preserve America
Save America's Treasures
Tribal Heritage
National Park Service grants help protect our nation's significant historic and cultural sites and preserve our diverse cultural heritage. More than $1 billion has been awarded to Federal, State, and local governments, Native American Tribes, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for preservation projects in all 50 states and the U.S. Territories.
image of Little Big Horn U.S. soldier's grave markers American Battlefield Protection
Grants to governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions in support of the preservation of America's historic battlefields.
Picture of students at Tuskegee Institute Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for preservation work on historic campus buildings.
Image of native pottery Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Grants to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums for projects that implement compliance with NAGPRA.
Image of a park worker doing rehab Preservation Technology and Training
Grants to nonprofit organizations, universities, and federal agencies for historic preservation research, information management, and training projects.
image of older homes in Dubuque Preserve America
Grants to designated Preserve America Communities to support preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning.
Image of Central High School in Little Rock Save America's Treasures
Grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations for preservation and conservation work on nationally significant artifacts, collections, and historic properties.
image of American Indian woman dancer Tribal Heritage
Grants to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations for cultural and historic preservation projects.
Non-competitive grants through the Historic Preservation Fund assist State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices in their efforts to protect and preserve their historic resources. Ten percent of each SHPO's allocation must be subgranted to assist Certified Local Governments, local governments certified by NPS and the state as having made a local commitment to historic preservation.
Image of Ford's Theater Did You Know?
A 2005 Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service was used to conserve eight vehicles from the Studebaker National Museum including the carriage Abraham Lincoln took to Ford's Theatre on the night of his assassination, Studebaker carriages used by Presidents Grant and Harrison, and a 1909 Studebaker car used in the tunnel connecting the Senate office building with the U.S. Capitol.