Division of Historic Preservation | Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

  • Hodges Gardens, Florien, LA

    Hodges Gardens, Florien, LA

  • Chalmette National Cemetery

    Chalmette National Cemetery

  • Laura Plantation, Vacherie

    Laura Plantation, Vacherie

  • African House on the grounds of the Melrose Plantation, Melrose, LA

    African House on the grounds of the Melrose Plantation, Melrose, LA

  • Plaquemine Locks

    Plaquemine Locks

Historic buildings and structures play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved and/or documented for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation's professionally trained staff work in the public's interest to recognize, revitalize, rehabilitate, and record the historic built environment in our state through the important programs and technical assistance offered.



The National Park Service has the following grants available:

Opportunity NumberOpportunity TitleAgencyOpportunity
Posted DateClose Date
P21AS00431FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- Preservation GrantsDOI-NPSPosted09/30/202112/01/2021
P21AS00430FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- History of Equal Rights- Preservation GrantsDOI-NPSPosted09/30/202112/01/2021
P22AS00048FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Preservation GrantsDOI-NPSPosted10/08/202112/14/2021
P21AS00432FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- History GrantsDOI-NPSPosted09/30/202112/01/2021
P22AS00050FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund - Historically Black Colleges and Universities GrantsDOI-NPSPosted11/03/202101/25/2022
P22AS00049FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Collection GrantsDOI-NPSPosted10/08/202112/14/2021
P22AS00047FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund - Underrepresented Community GrantsDOI-NPSPosted10/08/202101/11/2022

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting applications for:

The Telling the Full History grant program provides $25,000 and $50,000 grants for humanities-based work to interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ communities.  Applications due 12/15/2021.

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation 

Announced the 2021 Most Endangered Places in Louisiana

This year's list represents a mix of sites ranging from enslaved burial grounds to World War II era buildings. Listing these places acknowledges their importance to the local community and our statewide identity and economy. 

Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation's Rosenwald Schools Initiative!

Rosenwald schools were constructed for African American students during the first half of the 20th Century in Louisiana's rural communities. Community members were very instrumental in their construction as they provided matching funds in addition to, but not always, funds from the school boards and grants received from Julius Rosenwald. CLICK ON SCHOOL PLAN TO ACCESS THE LTHP WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT INITIATIVE! 

Two Room School PlanLongstreet Rosenwald School, DeSoto Parish 

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Changes to Historic Tax Credit Programs

THE FEDERAL HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT APPLICATION FORMS HAVE CHANGED (again)! Be sure to download and utilize the most recent forms immediately. Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, the Division of Historic Preservation will ONLY accept forms with the header Rev. 2019. (updated 01/27/2021)

UPDATED December 10, 2021: STATE COMMERCIAL TAX CREDIT PROGRAM SUNSET EXTENTION AND RESERVATION CAP. During the 2020 First Extraordinary Session, the Louisiana Legislature extended the State Commercial Tax Credit Program through December 31, 2025, and placed a cap on the amount of credits reserved annually. Any Part 2 State Commercial tax credit applications received January 1, 2021 or later is subject to the  credit reservation cap. For information on reserving your historic tax credit, please visit the State Commercial Tax Credit page. 

Click here: Federal Historic & Non-Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs, and  State Commercial & Residential Tax Credit Programs

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