Applications for the Division of Historic Preservation’s FY 2018 – 2019 Historic Preservation Fund Grants are now available.  You will find all applicable information on this page.

Each year the Division of Historic Preservation distributes an allocation of federal funds for historic preservation projects through a competitive grants process. These funds are from the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior. The focus of the grant proposals should be related to ongoing state and federally mandated programs and initiatives that are outlined in the Louisiana Comprehensive Plan.

State Plan

In 2018, the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office will give special priority to Historic Standing Structure Surveys of properties fifty years and older within those Louisiana Parishes where no parish-wide survey or partial parish-wide survey has been completed.  Specifically, priority Parishes include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Plaquemines, and Iberia. View Map

Other preservation-oriented projects are also eligible under the following categories:

Identifying and Protecting Historic Properties

  • Identifying and evaluating important historic buildings, structures, and sites

 Expanding Education and Public Knowledge

  • Hosting workshops and seminars to inform local district commissioners and citizens about innovative ways to increase historic preservation initiatives within their communities
  • Collaborating with university students to produce National Register nominations and Historic American Building Surveys (HABS) documentation.
  • Providing preservation information to the public via magazines, newspapers, television, exhibits, talks, workshops, seminars, etc.

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Typical recipients include historic organizations, parish governments, economic development districts, planning commissions, museum houses, state agencies, municipal governments, educational institutions, historic district commissions and Certified Local Governments (CLG).

Previously funded projects include the development of preservation plans, surveys of historic districts, preparation of National Register nominations, Historic American Building Survey (HABS) documentation and educational activities to promote historic preservation. Typical funded CLG projects include development of design guidelines for historic districts, municipal Historic Resource Inventory Surveys, feasibility studies on a single historic building or groups of historic buildings, condition assessments and historic structures reports, public information projects relative to historic preservation and historic preservation training programs for officials and local citizens.  You can view previous Grant funded projects within the table at the bottom of the page.  

These awarded grant funds must be matched by non-federal monies on at least a 50/50 basis, though grantees may elect to overmatch. Grant funds are distributed on a reimbursable basis (in other words, the recipient makes an expenditure and is subsequently reimbursed for the grant portion of the expenditure when the necessary billing documentation is received).

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The 2018-19 online Grant application is now available.  The deadline for application submittal will be May 30th at 5:00 PM. 

Before proceeding with the application, please review application instructions. 

This year we are using My Government Online (MGO) to submit applications.  In order to submit an application you will need to first create an account. Please review instructions on creating an account.  

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To access the application from the MGO account page, you must select the "More" button, then select "Grant Programs for Jurisdictions" You can also access the application directly using the link below. 
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We recommend using Google Chrome when opening the application link. (Note: The application will prompt you to enter Project Address before proceeding.  If there is no relevant project address, please enter the applicant's address)
You do have the option to save and revisit your application at any time during the application period.  In order to save your application, you will need to proceed all the way to the Review tab and select save.    
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