The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants, known as the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), to assist various states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The program is sponsored by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and in Missouri, is administered through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Under changes made to the Act in 1980, each state is required to earmark a minimum of ten percent (10%) of their Historic Preservation Fund monies for exclusive use by Certified Local Governments (CLGs).
HPF grants fund projects that relate directly to the identification, evaluation, or protection of historic properties, for example, architectural or archaeological resources listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
The application period for this grant is currently closed.
For more information or assistance with historic preservation fund grants, please contact our office by calling 573-751-7858.
The National Park Service manages several competitive grant programs to assist with preservation activities. Each grant program has different requirements. To review information about the grant programs, please visit the National Park Service’s website here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/project-grants.htm.