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. 

Physical Address
Division of Historic Preservation
Capitol Annex Building
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
(225) 342-8160
(225) 219-9772


What's Happening!  


To apply, head to grants.gov and search for the following Funding Opportunity Numbers: 

P20AS00001 - African American Civil Rights (AACR) Preservation Grants

P20AS00002 - African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants 

P20AS00003 - Underrepresented Community (URC) Grants

P20AS00004 - Save America's Treasures - Collections

P20AS00005 - Save America's Treasures - Preservation  

P20AS00007 - Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Grant Program

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) under each opportunity number for more details. 

 Questions? Contact us at 202-354-2020 or STLPG@nps.gov. Email is preferred. 




HERITAGE LECTURES @ Old Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge   



THE 8TH NATIONAL FORUM ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION POLICY will be held Oct. 9-10, 2020 at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA

The Forum is designed to stimulate discussion and debate among presenters and the audience. Thus, the program will consist of 15 papers with approximately half the Forum devoted to audience and presenter discussion. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 150 attendees.

NFHPP 2020 Call for Papers- deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

Changes to Historic Tax Credit Programs  

New Federal Historic Preservation Certification Application Forms

All applications received in State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) on and after December 2, 2019, must use the revised forms recently issued by the National Park Service (header of each form: "Rev. 06/2016 v2"). Previous versions will not be accepted. Any outdated forms received by the SHPO on and after December 2, 2019 will be returned to the owner.

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

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