FY 2019-2020 IS NOW CLOSED**

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 2019, 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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