Certified Local Government Program (CLG)
2012-2013 CLG GRANT AWARDS
Each year OHP subgrants a minimum of ten percent of California’s yearly allocation of federal funds, received through the Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program, to certified local governments through a competitive process. This year OHP received 12 grant applications requesting $254,148 and has selected ten local governments to receive grants totaling $182,500 for the following historic preservation planning projects:
Los Angeles, $12,500 to develop a historic context statement for historic resources associated with the Chinese American community. This project is a component of the multi-year citywide SurveyLA endeavor.
Monterey, $20,000 to develop design guidelines for Monterey Old Town National Historic Landmark District, building on the historic context statement and intensive survey of the Monterey Old Town National Historic Landmark District funded by a 2010-2011 CLG grant.
Monterey County, $22,500 to develop a historic context statement for Pebble Beach. The county has identified this as a preservation priority because of the rapid demolition of historic homes in the area.
Pasadena, $22,500 to develop a smart phone application that will guide users to historic sites in their vicinity and extant walking and driving tours, and allow them to access online data about Pasadena's historic resources.
Riverside, $22,500 to complete a citywide intensive survey of significant resources from the city’s Modernist period of significance, 1935-1969, building on the Modernism Historic Context Statement funded by a 2009-2010 CLG grant.
San Clemente, $20,000 to prepare a historic structure report for the Miramar Theater and Bowling Alley, two of San Clemente’s most iconic buildings. The report is the first step leading to long-term preservation and reuse of the properties.
San Francisco, $22,500 to develop a historic context statement and design guidelines for the storefronts of commercial buildings constructed from the 1870s to 1965 that line the arteries of residential neighborhoods.
San Luis Obispo, $22,500 to develop a comprehensive citywide historic context statement that addresses the city’s development from the Spanish/Mission era through Mid-Century.
Sausalito, $12,500 to develop a citywide historic context statement with an emphasis on the eight historic neighborhoods identified in Sausalito’s General Plan.
Ventura, $5,000 to update the city’s historic preservation website and update the permit process guide in both English and Spanish as part of the city's preservation education and public outreach campaign, launched in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of City Hall.
The 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, provided for the establishment of a CLG program to encourage the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions and promote the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes. The CLG program is a partnership among local governments, the State of California-OHP, and the National Park Service (NPS) which is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Program.
What are the requirements to be a CLG?
How can a local government get certified?
Any general purpose political subdivision with land-use authority is eligible to become a CLG. A local government may apply to become a CLG by submitting an application, signed by the chief elected official of the applying local government, to OHP. If the applicant meets the criteria, OHP will forward the application and recommend certification to the NPS who makes the final cerification decision. When the NPS is in agreement with OHP's recommendation, a certification agreement is signed by OHP and the local government, completing the certification process. It is the local government that is certified, not simply the preservation commission.
Why become a CLG?
What’s in it for the local jurisdiction? Why would you want to associate your local preservation program with state and federal programs? Would you be giving up autonomy?
CALCLG-L is maintained by the California State Office of Historic Preservation and is one of the ways we disseminate CLG program information and provide technical assistance to CLGs. It also serves as an open forum for the posting of questions by list members and discussion of issues of interest to CLGs.
This list is open to Office of Historic Preservation staff, local government CLG coordinators, planners, members of local historical review commissions or boards, and other local government employees or volunteers who have professional responsibilities or interests related to the Certified Local Government Program. Guest memberships are available to staff members of cities who are considering or in the process of becoming CLGS.
Lucinda Woodward, Supervisor
State Historian III
Ordinances, General Plans, CLG Coordinator.
State Historian II
Surveys & Contexts/CEQA/CLG Coordinator
State Historian II
HUD-Section 106/Mills Act/CLG Coordinator
List of CLG Contacts
(Updated 2 January 2013)