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 2022, LASHPO will give special priority to Digitizing Historic Resources.  Other proposals that relate to ongoing state and federally mandated programs and initiatives outlined in the Louisiana Comprehensive Plan entitled First We Make a Roux:  Ingredients for Preservation Partnerships in Louisiana:  2017-2025, will also be considered.  These initiatives include but are not limited to:

Goal 1: Emphasize the Importance of Education and Public Knowledge

  • Creating or enhancing digital databases, maps and websites
  • Digitizing Local historic district maps and creating websites
  • Digitization of documents and collections that relate to the built environment for online publications
  • Building statewide digital databases of documentation materials

Goal 2: Expand Existing Partnerships and Collaborations and Establish New…

  • Creating webinars, story boards, and virtual tours
  • Documenting local musicians, restaurants, food halls, dance halls, bars, etc.
  • Enhancing museum online curation and virtual tours
  • Transcribing or collecting oral histories


All proposals must include an outreach, public education or media component within the overall proposed grant project.

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Typical recipients include historic preservation 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, but are not limited to, the development of preservation plans, design guidelines, oral history projects and document digitization. Previous projects also included 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).

For more information contact:

Jennie Garcia
Tel: 225.342.9811 

Tammy Bridges

Tel: 225-219-4599


CLG Contact:
Amanda Lanata
(225) 342-8157

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*Forms and Documents*
2022-2023 Historic Preservation Fund Grants - Announcement of Availability
2022-2023 Historic Preservation Fund Grants - Application Information & Form
2022-2023 Historic Preservation Fund Grants - Application Information Guide

2022-2023 - Budget Worksheet 

Louisiana Comprehensive Plan – First We Make a Roux: Ingredients for Preservation Partnerships in Louisiana, 2017-2025 .
Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual 
Office of Cultural Development Strategic Plan - FY 2017-FY 2022
Quarterly Report
Volunteer Sheet
*Previous HPF Grant Projects*
FY 2021-2022 Grant Recipients
West Baton Rouge Museum - NR Nomination: Stone Square Masonic Lodge No. 8

Rational Middle Foundation - Wiener Architecture Interactive Map Final Report

FY 2020-2021 Grant Recipients
City of Donaldsonville - Walking Tour
LA State Penitentiary Museum - A Photographic & Digital On-line Database - Angola
Sabine High School Revitalization Study
Preservation Resource Center - Maintain Right

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation -

LSU - Rosedown Plantation 3D Scan & Digital Model 

FY 2019-2020 Grant Recipients
City of Donaldsonville - Cultural Education Exhibit
LTHP - Conference, Educational Videos, Ramble, etc.
LSU - German Vernacular Architecture
FY 2018-2019 Grant Recipients
FY 2017-2018 Grant Recipients
FY 2016-2017 Grant Recipients



HPF Grants:

Ms. Ja'el Gordon             Ms. Jennie Garcia       
225.219.4599                225-342-9811
jgordon@crt.la.gov         jgarcia@crt.la.gov

CLG Contact:
Ms. Amanda Lanata
(225) 342-8157

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