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Districts, and IHEs for Historical Preservation Activities

Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants

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National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

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03/14/22 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, school districts, and IHEs for historical preservation activities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to preserve sites associated with armed conflict and historic battlefields.

Battlefield preservation planning grants can help preserve any battlefield or associated site on American soil, funding projects that relate to planning, interpreting, and protecting historic battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts. 

Place-Based Projects:

Eligible projects must focus on planning, interpreting, and protecting battlefields and other sites associated with armed conflicts that shaped the growth and development of the United States. “Armed conflicts” are defined as periods of collective violence that are characterized by specific events and bounded in time (e.g. Battle of Harlem Heights, “the Pequot War,” or “the Sand Creek massacre”), rather than broad cross-cutting themes throughout American history (e.g. “violence against Indigenous peoples”).

In addition to battlefields and sites of collective violence, projects may focus preservation efforts on “associated sites” under one of the following themes:

  • Military: sites directly associated with military forces on land or sea
  • Government, Law, Politics, and Diplomacy: sites associated with decision-making, policy creation, political process, and diplomatic relations during periods of armed conflict
  • Intellectual History: sites associated with the publication or propagation of ideas and values that influenced the social, political, economic, and military actions and policies during periods of armed conflict
  • Economics of War: sites associated with economic activities that contributed to battle, fighting, or war efforts
  • Society: sites associated with home front, civilian conduct during periods of armed conflict
  • Transportation: Sites associated with moving people, goods, and information during periods of armed conflict

Preservation activities, including but not limited to:

  • Consultation and partnership building
  • Collections stewardship
  • Education
  • Historical documentation and nominations to historic registers
  • Exhibitions, media, and signage
  • Planning
  • Public programs and outreach
  • Survey and inventory
  • Terrestrial and underwater archeology

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GrantWatch ID#: 148843

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Typical awards range from $30,000-$150,000.

Term of Contract:

Applications to renew or supplement existing projects must explain in detail the specific, discrete project that can be accomplished within a two-year grant period that is part of a larger, ongoing project.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants also include:
1. Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
2. Native Hawaiian organizations including any organization that serves and represents the interests of Native Hawaiians, has as a primary and stated purpose the provision of services to Native Hawaiians, and has expertise in Native Hawaiian affairs

Applicants who previously received an NPS ABPP grant but did not meet the conditions of the grant agreement, including reporting and deliverables, may be penalized in the review process. If an applicant has questions about their eligibility, they should contact NPS ABPP.

For information on ineligible activities, see Page 7 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 03/14/2022

Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM, ET, on the listed application due date.

Estimated date of Federal Award: June 30, 2022

Estimated date of notifying successful and unsuccessful applicants: June 30, 2022

All other applicants are required to register in prior to submitting a Federal award application and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) which will replace Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet in April 2022. A Federal award may not be made to an applicant that has not completed the registration. If an applicant selected for funding has not completed their registration by the time the program is ready to make an award, the program may determine the applicant is not qualified to receive an award. Applicants registering in prior to April 2022 may still be required to obtain a DUNS number prior to completing the registration process within

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For programmatic technical assistance, contact:
First and Last Name:
Philip Bailey
Address: 1849 C St NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202-513-7126

For program administration assistance, contact:
First and Last Name:
Christine Arato
Address: 1849 C St NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202-354-2037

For technical registration and submission, downloading forms and application packages, contact: Customer Support
Numeric Input Field: 1-800-518-4726

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